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Old 01-04-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
alphster
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Installation Woes


I've had a really bad experience with mandrake installation. I'm not throwing out mandrake as a potential OS that i will use... but I want to get some feedback about some of the issues I ran into and some explanations as to what happened (merely for my own knowledge).

My Comp...
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe (Nforce2)
AMD Athlon XP 2500
2x512MB Crucial Sticks
XFX GeForce 6800 128MB
USB Mouse/USB Keyboard
Serial ATA Western Digital 200GB Drive

Ok ...

Problem 1:
Why does LILO refuse to work on my machine? I have to switch default booter to grub because LILO gives me some kind of error (sorry, don't have it off hand). It complains about something being wrong in the MBR. Is this an issue with SATA drives?

Problem 2:
Why did my mandrake sabotage it's own fstab after installation? It seems that after everything was installed and I booted it for the first time... my fstab messed up all my drives and made them unreadable by limiting my privelages to them. I have to go back and make it all readable by adding "root" parameters (or something liek that) =)

Anyone run into these and can explain?
 
  


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