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Old 04-21-2004, 10:13 PM   #1
at5147
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Unhappy Cannot get 9.2 CD to work for install



(Just so you all know)

I have download the 9.2 CDs and I am trying to get them to work with no luck so far. I have tried just the CD itself (how it came downloaded), unpacking the iso and burning that to a CD and try to install, making a boot disk using the rawwritewin and rawwrite, writing the image cdrom.img both using the iso and unpack CD, and using the unpacked straight from window to run the autorun file.

Let me explain what happened in the attempts. The first one just flat out didn't work. It will not boot by itself at all. Here is the error message that I get when I try using the packed and unpackaged CD that I made from the download: "DISK BOOK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." So then I tried just with the downloaded file that I burned to CD and the cursor blinks at me for an hour and nothing happens. After reading some docs I thought that it might be that CD-ROM problem, but the CD-ROM still works fine (I have Windows 98 installed on the machine). So then I read some more and I try using the rawwritewin and make the boot floppy using that cdrom.img image. So I can get that to start and I push enter to start the install and then it loads some stuff, finally finishing with the error message: "Please answer... That CDROM disc does not seem to be a Mandrake Linux Installation CDROM. Retry with another disc? Yes. No. Back." Now I don't care if the CD is white, black or green, that is the same error message that I always get. One last thing that I tried is going into Windows 98, running the unpacked CD and the autorun does work. It then ask me what I would like to do, so I say Install Linux and then a message says that Linux will reboot the computer and if you haven't backed-up your data hit cancel to do so. I hit okay and nothing happens at all. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong and how to fix it. Does anyone know?

And what's this thing about a network install and how do I do it? I do have high speed connection.

Last edited by at5147; 04-21-2004 at 10:16 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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I am not sure but it sounds like you are not burning the downloaded isos correctly. The menu option is something like 'burn image'. It is not copying the iso file. Check these instructions: http://www.mandrakelinux.com/howtos/iso/howtoisoen.html

Also, you can extract the isos to one directory tree in Windows with isobuster, for instance, and boot from hd.img on a floppy to do a hard drive install. Look at the readme and install files at the top of the tree/first iso.
 
  


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