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Old 09-02-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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Question INSTALLATION Problem


I have tried to install both, Gentoo, and Mandriva. Whenever I boot from the CD it loads some sort of "Caldera OS" command line with an A: prompt and some commands like /mlx.
Please help me install Mandriva!

I am installing Mandriva 10.1 i586, x86_64


Specs:
Pentium 4 2.8ghz
1024mb ram
 
Old 09-02-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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How did you burn the cd? Check http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html to see if you did it correctly.
 
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how

I burned it using Nero Express. I tried using the conventional dialog which i think may work since it doesen't say UDF/ISO Bridge its just ISO
 
Old 09-02-2005, 05:54 PM   #4
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Does the cd work on a different pc? What speed did you burn at? I always find that 4x is the right maximum speed (regardless of the writer speed) and stops me making shiny coasters.

Also, did you compare the md5sums? http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html - that would indicate if your download was ok or not.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 05:56 PM   #5
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Aha

I burned it with Roxio this time and it has worked. I believe Nero's image burning process is flawed.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 03:53 PM   #6
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I burned it with Roxio this time and it has worked. I believe Nero's image burning process is flawed.
Nero, as a product is fine. I use it myself. You probably made a mistake in your burning process.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 05:45 PM   #7
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Did you do this

Nero
How to Burn a CD using Nero

Version 6 (Ultra)


--- Step 1 Launch Nero.

--- Step 2 Select "Copy and Backup" icon near top right of dialog box.

--- Step 3 Choose "Burn Image to Disc"

--- Step 4 Choose "Image Files (x.nrg;x.iso;x.cue)" from the "Files of type:" drop-down list.

--- Step 5 Navigate to the .iso file. Dbl-click on it or select it and choose "Open" button.

--- Step 6 Choose the "Write Speed" and "Number of copies" values on the Image Recording dialog box. Click Next.

--- Step 7 If you don't have a CD in the drive, Nero will ask you for one. Otherwise, Nero begins the burn process.

--- Step 8 Unless there was a problem, you're done. Nero has a couple of more screens.


Version 5.5 or earlier

--- Step 1 Insert a blank CD into the CD writer

--- Step 2 Launch Nero.

--- Step 3 In the File menu, select "Burn CD image".

--- Step 4 Choose as file type: all files (.), since Nero expects files with the NRG suffix.

--- Step 5 Select the ISO image file

--- Step 6 You will see a dialog box asking if you want to supply detailed image parameters.
(for later versions, these are the default values)

Enter the following parameters:

* Type of image: Data Mode 1
* Block size: 2048 bytes per sector
* File precursor and image trailer: 0 length
* No scrambled and no Swapped.

--- Step 7 Click on "burn". If the program complains that there are errors in the image file, click on the button "Ignore" and launch the burning.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:55 AM   #8
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actually yes, i did all that exactly as you said. it still didn't work.
 
  


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