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Old 06-15-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Help me, Ive been tryin for 8 hours to get this installed


I have downloaded from bit torrent the 4 cdz zipped up of Mandrake 10 and I cant install. The error i am faced with is

No mandrake linux media on this cdrom or something like that. I get this after i select the CD rom from the two of mine in the list.
please help if you can
 
Old 06-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #2
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guessing, pheraphs you should check in other OS the cdroom that launch the error...


IIRC each disck have a floder named "Mandrake", and inside that folder exist other folder, with a name like "mdksoft1" for disck one, mdksoft2 for disck 2, I guess that the installer search for that folders and with the name check if is the DC that the installation need actually.


Anyway gl&hf.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 05:18 PM   #3
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guessing, pheraphs you should check in other OS the cdroom that launch the error...


IIRC each disck have a floder named "Mandrake", and inside that folder exist other folder, with a name like "mdksoft1" for disck one, mdksoft2 for disck 2, I guess that the installer search for that folders and with the name check if is the DC that the installation need actually.


Anyway gl&hf.
I am sorry but i dont understand your reply.
Once i have booted from dos into the Mandrake installation setup, It asks me to select my method of Install ( I choose CDROM) it then asks me which drive I want to use, I tell it NEC burner or Pioneer DVDROM (I have tried both) Then its brings up the message of "The CDROM Disk does not seem to be a Mandrake Linux Installation CDROM, Retry with another disc?"

I have tried Disk 2 and i have burnt about 10 copys of disk 1!! Im getting really angry over this, Is it just messed up or am i doing something wrong. I cant find help anywhere.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
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Dont burn more copies

I dont know what is your problem. But Ok, I will try explain my self (not a natal english speaker).



You have 4 cd, each one have at less a Directory called Mandrake inside this folder is a folder called RPMSx, where the x stand for the number of the disck 1,2,3,4. What I say is check if the cd have at less this, the second only have one extra folder in the root (called boot), the first other things in the root directory (included boot)
 
Old 06-15-2004, 05:49 PM   #5
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Dont burn more copies

I dont know what is your problem. But Ok, I will try explain my self (not a natal english speaker).



You have 4 cd, each one have at less a Directory called Mandrake inside this folder is a folder called RPMSx, where the x stand for the number of the disck 1,2,3,4. What I say is check if the cd have at less this, the second only have one extra folder in the root (called boot), the first other things in the root directory (included boot)
Correct.
CD 3 & 4 have sub folders called mandrake and inside them another folder called RPMSx (X regarding number of CD)
CD2 has two sub folders called Boot, and another one called Mandrake (inside mandrake again is RPMSx
CD 1 has sub folders called; Doc, dosutil,images,isolinux, mandrake,misc
and other files.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 06:41 PM   #6
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Sorted it....for now.. Thank you all.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 10:15 PM   #7
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eeeh hold on pls.... i have the same problem with mandrake 9.2
how exactly did u sort it?
my cd's also points out 1-2-3 but doesnt recognize cd what did u do from there?

Deag

Last edited by Deagle; 06-15-2004 at 10:20 PM.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:32 AM   #8
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Re: Help me, Ive been tryin for 8 hours to get this installed

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Originally posted by Phoenix_SPLX
I have downloaded from bit torrent the 4 cdz zipped up of Mandrake 10 and I cant install. The error i am faced with is

No mandrake linux media on this cdrom or something like that. I get this after i select the CD rom from the two of mine in the list.
please help if you can
I am assuming that you downloaded the iso files, correct? If so, did you just copy the file to CD? If that is what you did then that is the source of your problem.

You must extract the iso image to CD. I've only used Easy CD Creator to do this, but it can be done with Nero and others. To burn the image to cd double click on the iso file and it will automatically extract and burn to cd (with easy cd creator). Do this for all the cds you downloaded and you should be good to go.
 
  


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