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I must first say that this is an awsome forum with tons of info (if you just take the time to search for it), however i am really getting my a$$ kicked with this install. I have heard nothing but godd things about the Mandrake install and how easy it is. To tell you the truth i had an easier time in Marine Corps Boot Camp (3 months) then getting this distro to install.
First off i downloaded the ISOs from www.linuxiso.org, which downloading that took a good minute. Then after i burned teh ISOs to disc (with no problem), i tried the install. Changed the boot sequence and off we went to a happier, windows free world; so i though. Well all goes well until i try to install the selected packages, and all i got was error after error; it would install a few and then stop and tell me that it cant read the disk, do you want to continue, so i say "yes" and off again but i still get the same error later with a different package. So i search around and find someone with the same problem and he had to replace the CD-ROM drive that he was using. I did so with a LiteON from circuit city. Well the first cd installed no problem but when i put the second in, it just did the same damn thing. I checked all the md5sums and they are good, discs are good as well. Kinda at my witts end with this, but i will prevail! If anyone can offer any help it would be greatly appericated.
ps i am running an AMD 1700XP with Windows XP on one HDD 60GB and i have another 60GB HDD to put Mandrake on. I have 256 DDR, and of course a few other odds and ends in the machine, which i am sure i iwll have problems with later .
I have installed all of 9.1 and now am using it... i bought another CDROM and reburned all the CDs @ 8x. the only problem i had was the OpenOffice Help files didnt install, but who really cares about that... i think i am going to try OO1.1 any way... I do however appericate everyone help and again this board is awsome and i know i will have many more questions before it is all over with
Just fyi, I had the same problem also and im pretty sure its not the cd-rom drive, my fix was i just pushed the eject button and reinserted the same cd a couple of times and it worked. I did a little more digging and found out that the installer gets confused and forgets what it is looking for, thats why you are getting a cannot find package error and it probably tells you that the disc is corrupted. Just fyi for next time.
Originally posted by JDeer0618
[B]Well all goes well until i try to install the selected packages, and all i got was error after error; it would install a few and then stop and tell me that it cant read the disk, do you want to continue, so i say "yes" and off again but i still get the same error later with a different package. /B]
when you place a cd in the drive, give it a few seconds for the device to go thru it's scanning process before telling the mandrake installer to continue. burned cds, especially cdrw's have a tendancy to be bitches depending on the quality of your burner and/or using your freshly burned cd b 4 giving it a chance to cool off.