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Old 03-23-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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General Install Questions of Mandrake Linux 10.0 and 10.1


I'm having trouble with Mandrake Linux 10.0 and 10.1. For both OS's, I've used the same method with very similar results and very similar problems. I downloaded the 3 CD editions from LinuxISO.org. With 10.0, I opened the downloaded ISO file and copied it to a separte hard drive with nothing on it, basically a clean HD. I created a Boot CD and everything goes well on install but when I get to the very end, I get a few error messages but I continue with the install anyway, the same goes for 10.1 also. So then I restart the machine without the boot disk in it and it comes to the linux window, I press enter and it starts to load linux, then I get some error that reads,
"mount: error 5 mounting ext3 flags defaults
well, retrying without the option flags
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
well, retrying read-only without any flag
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot//initrd)failed:2
umount /initrd/sys failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
initrd finished
freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
kernerl panic: No init found. Try passing init=option to kernerl"

And thats where it stops, it won't load any farther. Can someone help me out with what's wrong here? I'm still pretty knew with this linux stuff but I'm getting more knowledgeable as I play around with this.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Do you have both OS's installed at the same time? I tried installing two different versions of Mandrake and got 'kernel panic'. Removing the oldest version fixed the issue.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 11:11 PM   #3
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what booltloader did u install and are u trying other options also in the bootloader

also if can u try installing it on a different partition and formatting that as ext3/reiserfs

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Old 03-23-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if you are saying that you burned the .iso's to cd using 'create disc from image' (or whatever your cd-burning program displays), and then did the install?

What are these errors that occur before the installation is complete?
 
Old 03-24-2005, 07:26 AM   #5
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Both OS's arent installed on the same drive. I have 10.0 on a 4 gig HD and the 10.1 is on a 6 gig HD.

The way I did everything was like this. I downloaded the 3 files and burned each one on a disk. I used ISOBuster to open the files and I extracted the files to 3 separate folders on my computer. I have Nero 6 with the burning rom so I created a boot CD from 10.0 and 10.1. For each OS, I hooked up a blank secondary HD to my computer, formatted it, ran scandisk and defrag, and then dumped all the files from the CD's onto it, 10.0 on the 4 gig and 10.1 on the 6gig. I then turned off my computer, removed the main drive and put the second drive to master and put in the boot CD. I did an install from the hardrive because the install from the CD's was becoming a pain. And thats how I did both OS's.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 08:46 AM   #6
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u installed that on a secondary disk and then did u put that master disk once again?
if u change the primary/secondary combination after the install,it won't work

also i do not why are u not burning that iso files from nero as disc images and why are u extracting these iso files

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:40 AM   #7
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No, I never put the master HD back with the one with linux on it. Windows wouldnt recognize the HD.

I extracted the ISO files because I needed to make a boot CD and the only way you can make a boot CD is by being able to look at the files from the downloaded ISO files.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:44 AM   #8
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masand is right, you should burn the .iso images to cd as disc images, then using the first disc start the install process. If you are having problems installing using the recommended method, then let us address that first.

That is not the way to make the boot disc. You need to follow the instructions/guidelines provided in the docs on the first cd (viewable in windblows).

1. If your system can boot from cdrom then use that method.

2. If it can't there are instructions and tools provided on the first cd to create a bootable floppy.

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 03-24-2005 at 10:49 AM.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 11:01 AM   #9
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I have Record Now on my computer, when I put in the CD with the ISO image burned on it, should I have used record now to burn the cd image?

As for the bootable floppy, I'm doing the install on an older model compaq and for some reason, it doesnt recognize the floppy drive so thats why I used a boot CD.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 01:44 PM   #10
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Yes choose create the cd from image then burn.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 04:28 PM   #11
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I'll give it a whirl and see how it flies. If it doesn't fly, I'll be back and if it does, I'll be back anyway, I like this place.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 11:58 PM   #12
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there is no reason that it should not work execpt if u r media is corrupt
so good luck for this

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Old 03-25-2005, 11:00 AM   #13
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Well I tried it and I got more errors this time than my previous attempts. I got to setup when it asked me for Install CD 4 but I don't have install CD 4, that wasn't part of the download. So then I got to the bootloader part and I still had some issuses with it. But anyway, the install finished but I still got the same problem at startup with the
mount: error 5 mounting ext3 flags defaults
well, retrying without the option flags
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
well, retrying read-only without any flag
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot//initrd)failed:2
umount /initrd/sys failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
initrd finished
freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
kernerl panic: No init found. Try passing init=option to kernerl.

So now what?
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:07 PM   #14
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hi there

can u get into rescue mode and post the contents of the lilo.conf/grub.conf file
and the O/P of
fdisk -l

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Old 03-26-2005, 09:40 AM   #15
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You mean the failsafe mode? Not even that will load for some reason, that was the second thing I tried. I must be missing a step somewhere with this whole installation.

Let's start from scratch, I've already downloaded Mandrake Linux 10.0 and 10.1 and I saved each OS to 3 separate CD's as ISO files, thats the way they came when I downloaded them from linuxiso.org. What's is the next thing I should do?
 
  


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