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Old 03-25-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Error installing packages


Hey,

I've just downloaded MandrakeLinux 10.1, and everything appears to run fine until it reaches the system installation, where every package fails to install (and you get the option to continue or cancel).

Does anyone know why this might happen?

I personally believe I have a faulty hard-drive, as I have had similar problems with two other Linux distributions now.

- Fedora hangs as soon as it reaches its graphical installation interface.
- Ubunto hangs before it reaches its graphical installation interface.

But I had no problems getting Win98 on, that makes me think it may not be hard-drive problem.

I just want Linux working!

Any ideas before I pull my PC apart again?

I'm currently trying to get hold of Slackware and Mandriva 2007 to see if they work at all.

Thanks,
Andy.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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try a live cd, like knoppix, it will rule out a lot of possibilities
 
Old 03-25-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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I tried DSL, and that worked fine.

Plus I've now changed hard-drives and getting the same problems.

I don't know too much about the spec of this machine, partly because I have no idea where or how I got it, lol. But it uses a Celeron Processor, on-board realtek sound, and the classic Voodoo 4 graphics card.

I have no idea what's wrong or how to get around this, other than to keep trying different Linux distributions.

Could the hardware to be too old?
 
Old 03-26-2007, 08:00 AM   #4
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Finally, got a Linux Distribution installing ok.

I guess I'm off to the SUSE forums now
 
  


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