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Old 03-19-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake 10.0 Community Install Problem NOT on Errata


I recently downloaded and burned Mandrake 10.0 Community. All the MD5's checked out so the discs are fine. However, when I go to install, it starts to work fine, but then says "Failed to create ramdisk. Stage 2 failed. This could be a kernel problem or a disc problem." So I can't install at all. And don't say boot from the second CD, because I tried this and one line appears across the top of the screen for like 30 seconds and then disappears. And nothing ever happens after that. I left it on for 3 hours to see if it was just slow and still nothing...just a blank screen with a blinking cursor that excepts no typing at all. So, does anyone know of any solutions to my problem? I have 9.2 installed, however the packages on the cd's (which checked out fine when I burned it) do not install, so I have to try to install RPM's from the internet. But, they don't work because all the servers I find are locked when I try to use them with the package manager. So I can use 9.2, but only with barely anything to use. And downloading RPMs individually doesn't work either becuase it does absolutley nothing when I try to install them. They look like they are working and then nothing happens. So basically I can install a broken 9.2 and I can't install 10 at all. Hopefully someone here can help me figure out how to install 10 as it looks really sweet. Till then ill stick to Fedora (core 1 is yuck...but core 2 looks nice) and Knoppix. Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-19-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php


Use this link to help with setting up your Mandrake URPMI sources. This will help greatly getting updates.

Using the URPMI command line is the same if not better than using the graphical update system from Mandrake9.2. The graphical way is really just a clunky way of using the command line system.

Don't worry its easy and the command line is safe.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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Knoppix 3.3 is very nice ;-)

You can do this using the Mandrake update procedure.

The good way to do this apparently is to:
- first add your new repository without suppressing the old one
- then update urpmi and associated tools
- then run a simple 'urpmi --auto-select --auto'
- reboot

Go to kernel.org and grab 2.6.4 and compile it.

Use Konstruct:
http://developer.kde.org/build/konstruct/

to upgrade your KDE to KDE 3.2.1 :
http://www.kde.org/info/3.2.1.php#binary

That should fix you up for a little while at least :-)
 
Old 03-19-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will look into that. However, I would really like to be able to install and use 10, so any help with that would be appreciated. Thanks again.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 10:36 PM   #5
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It would be just like installing 10, just you are upgrading... Basically you don't have to lose your 9.2 files / preferences, and you get all the gold and glory with Mandrake 10, the 2.6.3-4 kernel (unless you upgrade to 2.6.4 [like I did]), and KDE 3.2 (again unless you upgrade to 3.2.1)

Hope you get it working :-)
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:20 AM   #6
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Hmmmm......I did what was suggested....and everything worked out fine until I rebooted. Now There is nothing left in my KMenu except for recent documents and Lock/Logout options. And I can't seem to access my Home Anymore. What do you think happened there? Everything seemed to go fine. Also, if someone could address my issue with installing Mandrake 10, I would appreciate that a lot more. It would be much nicer if I could just install 10 and not worry about all of this stuff. Thanks for your help though. I really appreciate it.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 08:12 PM   #7
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Anyone out there encounter the same problem that I am having in regards to installing Mandrake 10? And if so, has anyone solved the problem. I'd appreciate the help. Thanks.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 10:01 PM   #8
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I had a similar problem. To get around it, when you boot up with disk 1 and receive the "press enter to upgrade" and "or press F1 for more options"... press f1 and you should get a screen with a cursor at the bottom (boot. Type: Linux mem=128M

This should fix your install problem

Good luck!
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:23 PM   #9
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i had a similar problem with 9.2. it would stop at wierd parts of the install, it screwed me up for weeks.

then i reburned the CD's. it worked perfect. see, i think data discs are more tempermental than usual, you screw up one bit, the software is lost, the MD5 sum doesn't match anymore, where a music cd will more than likely play on.

i'm still a newbie, but thats my 2 cents.

good luck
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:02 PM   #10
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Well, I tried the mem=128m thing and it still says it cant create second stage ramdisk....I guess ill just wait for the official to come out before i can enjoy the goodness that is Mandrake 10. Thanks for the help though. Oh and were u implying that I should burn the data onto a music cd? Does that even work... I have never done it, I always assumed data couldn't be burned on music cd's which is why they have data cds and they have music cds. Im probably wrong on that assumption though. Anyways thanks again for the helpful tips.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:15 PM   #11
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hey there, no no no, i should have been more clear.

this is a guess, i dont know this for sure, but i figured that if you damage a data disk, like the one that installs linux, you would corrupt a program which might be why your install is failing. it was why my install failed when i was installing mandrake 9.2, until i decided to make a new disc. a music CD on the other hand i guess, will more than likely play through a minor defect.

does anyone disagree with this?

so my suggestion was simply to burn a new copy of the install disc, and try the install again, its a shot in the dark, but if your disc has any scratches or anything, that oculd be the problem.

good luck.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:22 AM   #12
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I'm having exactly the same problem as you with the install failing at stage 2... I'll let you know if I figure it out..

Please help us! :-)
 
Old 03-29-2004, 05:23 PM   #13
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Well, it's good to know that I'm not the only one with this problem. When I get a chance, I will burn another Disc 1 and see if the problem occurs again or not. Hopefully it won't, and I will be able to stare at a beautiful Mandrake 10 installation before long. Here's hoping.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 08:50 PM   #14
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Well Feinom I tried buring another disk, however I get the same issue. I am going to download another ISO now and see if that happens again. Have you made any progress?
 
Old 04-05-2004, 12:23 AM   #15
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Ok, Yay!! I finally got it all to work!! I am now staring at a beautiful (if basic) Mandrake 10 desktop. I finally found an ISO that worked. For some reason all the ISO's I have downloaded checked out ok against the MD5 Checksums, but all had the same error that I described at the begining of this thread. Finally I downloaded one from an ibiblio server in texas and that worked. Unfortunately the other ISO's I downloaded have corrupt packages, but that's ok, that is easily fixed. Thanks for all the help though. I really appreciate it.
 
  


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