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Old 12-31-2003, 01:42 AM   #1
tryingtosteal
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Can't install Mandrake 9.2 - problem with package files on CD


Hello, I have an Athlon 1.0GHz, 128 MB RAM, bare bones system.

I DL the madrake Madrake 9.2 3cds i586 iso's and burned them in WINXP using Nero v6.

When I try to install Mandrake, I can get to the point where I select packages to install...the web server, development kit, documentation, games, kde/gnome stuff. When I click to continue, the program tries to read files from the CD (I'm guessing) and says that it can't find some perl.blah.10101balh.rpm file and asks if I want to continue anyway. I click yes and the next file - something like libogrcbalhblah.rpm file can't be found either. The next 20 or so can't e found either and I gave up at that point.None of these can be found

I unclicked every single option I could and tried to install it but the same perl, libo package files still couldn't be found (no surprise). I can put the CD into my WINXP machine and view the contents and in the J:\Mandrake\RPMS directory I can see the files that I believe the installation program was looking for but couldn't find.

Any help would be appreciated. I'll probably just go with smoothwall if I can't get this to work and forget tinkering with linux....



-steve
 
Old 12-31-2003, 03:47 AM   #2
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Angry

I have exactly the same problem with an old PII 400 and a 6Gb Seagate HD. I've successfully run versions from 8 up to 9.1 with no problems before, but this is getting on my nerves. What CD/DVD drive do you have? I've got an LG GCC4210B. I thought it might have been something to do with the problems with the LG drives that the kernel in 9.2 has had, but I've flashed it with the latest version of firmware, and there's no difference. I initially tried to upgrade my 9.1 installation, but that failed. So I've backed up my data and reformatted the drive, still bombs out with the same error as you.

And I do want to use 9.2, I like Mandrake and its been a good OS so far. But I'm well and truly stuck and hacked off now.

Stu.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:35 PM   #3
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Moved to Mandrake forum, it looks very Mandrake-specific.

Do you get errors in logs (ctrl+alt+fX, probably f12)? What kind of errors are they?
 
Old 01-02-2004, 11:06 PM   #4
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if the files are there but the installation "can't find them," then they might just be corrupted. since you are using the download version, it would be wise to verify your .iso files via md5sum:

http://linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html

and compare it to the following checksum (assuming it is cd1):

http://linuxiso.org/md5sum.php/474/M...t.i586.iso.md5
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:51 AM   #5
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thanks for the info

Stu_Phillips:

The thought it might be my CDROM crossed my mind at first. Its a Memorex CRW 1622 I bought about 5 years ago (for $300!) and I had to pull one of the IDE connector pins out with a pair of pliers because it had been pushed in too far (not that any depth pushed in is OK). But everything else can be read from the CD so I doubt it's a CDROM issue. Maybe my ISOs were bad but they're deleted anyway. I can also load Knoppix fine with this CDROM...

Instead of putting too much effort into solving this, I just loaded Smoothwall and have forgotten fiddling around with Linux. XP is time consuming enough and smoothwall does what I need it to do. Kind of strange that, IMNSHO, Windows needs Linux as a firewall/router for security but Linux alone doesn't have the software to make me want it as a primary computer. They are Ying/Yang, Cheech/Chong, peanut butter/jelly...

Mara:
Nice to know my question didn't fall into the forum. :
And I don't even know what ctrl+alt+f12 does...


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Old 01-03-2004, 04:34 PM   #6
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Re: thanks for the info

Quote:
Originally posted by tryingtosteal

Mara:
Nice to know my question didn't fall into the forum. :
And I don't even know what ctrl+alt+f12 does...
Mandrake in its default config has /var/log/messages redirected to the console you can access by pressing ctrl+alt+f12. It has something like this also in the installation, but I'm not sure if it's ctrel+alt+f12. It may be any other ctrl+alt+fX combination.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 08:04 PM   #7
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I had the same problem installing 9.2 on my 500mhz Dell Laptop. It is caused by a problem with the hdlist1.cz file on the CD. Unless you have burned ISO on CD-RW disks, then there is no way to update them. I was able to work around it by doing a minimal install and adding a ftp site to my "Software media manager" and un-checked the Installation disk 1,2, and 3. Then when you open your "Install Software" it actually downloads from the ftp site and ignores the CD altogether. I don't know if it is a problem with the iso, or ?.. but this fixes my problems...
 
Old 01-04-2004, 05:12 AM   #8
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Hello,
copiued from mandrake club:.
Most probably you have checked your ISOs ,
but if you want to know if you burned your CDs properly , you read the following.
Unfortunatly, you need an existing linux install,
but I tought it would be usefull to post this

*************************>>>>>>
Check the integrity of your ISOs with the md5sum:
40c8812dce7b9f8fb0a3b364af62b974 MandrakeLinux-9.2-17-Download-1.i586.iso
e07fe7b1474eb3ba35cac3dfd479777e MandrakeLinux-9.2-18-Download-2.i586.iso
2b6ffc5957533c927f14197ec99a0372 MandrakeLinux-9.2-19-Download-3.i586.iso

If you want to verify if your CDs are burned correctly, see below. Posted by -afunke-


Posted 18-10-2003 at 15:15
Bittorrent checks the downloaded ISO images for errors and corrects them during the download, and you may even check md5sum on the finished download if you wish (and they will usually match what others have reported), but what if the burning process corrupts the image due to some reason...

You may burn the isos using K3B and check the box "Verify Written Data", but not everybody uses K3B or remembers to turn that option on, and sometimes someone else burns the CDs for you and you don't have the original ISO's for checking...

It is possible to check the md5sum on each one of the 3 download edition burned images using the following method (this method it is required in order to limit the checksum to the actual size, in kbytes, of the original iso Image. This is needed because the burning software adds "buffering" bytes in a variable amount depending on the burning method to the end of the image, so that checking the "entire" medium does not result in matching or reproducible md5sums...).

Assuming you are using the first CD-Drive (or CDRW or CD/DVD drive):

For MandrakeLinux-9.2-17-Download-1.i586.iso
Size of the iso image 667620
(Put CD1 on the drive):
dd if=/dev/scd0 count=667620 bs=1024 | md5sum
40c8812dce7b9f8fb0a3b364af62b974

For MandrakeLinux-9.2-18-Download-2.i586.iso
(Put CD2 on the drive)
dd if=/dev/scd0 count=714646 bs=1024 | md5sum
e07fe7b1474eb3ba35cac3dfd479777e

For MandrakeLinux-9.2-19-Download-3.i586.iso
Put CD3 on the drive, then run:
dd if=/dev/scd0 count=711864 bs=1024 | md5sum
2b6ffc5957533c927f14197ec99a0372

See also an older thread with more details on this method...

http://www.mandrakeclub.com/modules....&post_id=34924

[ This message was edited by: afunke on 2003-10-18 15:19 ]




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Old 01-04-2004, 09:51 AM   #9
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Why don't you buy Mandrake? That might do the job.
I bought the download version, 7 cds in a newspaper shop for ?10.50. And everything on my computer works under Mandrake 9.2. Except k3b can't burn it's own image to cd. I have to do that in a console. But that is progress over RH9 or SuSe
 
Old 01-04-2004, 10:39 AM   #10
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i got the same problem when i install mdk from hard disk, i have already checked the download iso files, alll the 3 iso match those numbers.......any other reasons can i t be?

dejie
 
Old 01-04-2004, 11:38 AM   #11
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maybe try installing mdk 9.1 instead. a lot of people like it more anyway; they say it's more stable.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 01:19 AM   #12
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I beg to differ with v9.1 more stable than 9.2

I had a lot of trouble ( read shit ) with 9.2
Then I learned to use URPMI properly, downloaded all the patches and/or updates.
It was about 40 Mb to download.
Now, mandrake is rock stable.
note : I did not download the kernel update.

also, if you read my previous post, you have to check BOTH the isos and the burned CDs.
I battled my ass of with my first try.
I checked my isos , and they were OK.
I assumed my CDs were OK because I used my favourite NERO.
when I installed I got simular messages about corrupted packages, etc
Then one day, I got the same sermon as I give you, and sure, the Checksum for the CDs was not as informed.
I didn't have the isos anymore, so a friend downloaded them again, saved them, and then burned the CDs for me with another program.( forgot name, but can ask if someone want me to )
checked the CDs again on 9.1, was OK and installed.
No crap anymore.
I have used the same CDs on 5 computers. No crap this time
Check your CDs !!!!!!!

Last edited by Ajarn; 01-05-2004 at 01:23 AM.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 04:35 AM   #13
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same problem here,

burn cd's, checked if they were okay but got the same error

solution: network install
takes a bit longer but works fine
 
Old 01-05-2004, 07:24 PM   #14
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Ok here may be the solution. First the problem. I loaded MDK9.2 onto a PII-700Mhz Dell or at least I tried. When I got to the package selection I couldn't select certain packages. I tried 3 different time always the same problem. So I decided to load and just skip those packages for now. I didn't even get to the summery screen it just crashed. It rebooted but what I had I would only wish on my enemy. So what did I do to fix everything? I changed the cd/dvd reader. Now I could select the required packages I get the summery screen and I have a great running system. Sooo in brief try changing your cd/dvd reader with one that you know read's the cd's fine.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 01:25 AM   #15
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to contribute to the above, I have to admit, that I also get a lot less read errors from my DVD than from my CD-RW, in case I have a bad CD.
I always try both in case of troubles.
 
  


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