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Old 06-13-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 Install CDs Media Test

Is there any program or something similar to the RedHat media check process that will check the install CDs after I have burned them? I've searched around and can't seem to find an answer.

I checked the md5sums of the iso images and they match up. I tried 2 times to install; first time the install process froze up while trying to resize a Windows XP partition, second time I resized the Windows partition prior to installing using Partition Magic to make some free space. It then hung up on installing the packages from the second CD.

So, what I want to find out if they burned correctly before wasting more CDs to try it again. If it could be another issue other than the content of the CDs, please let me know.

Thanks in advance,

Old 06-14-2004, 02:23 AM   #2
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I dont think the content of cds is the problem. You need to supply some more info. Size of your hard disk . ahhh just a thought why dont we try a text install .at the first screen press F1 and sellect text install .If no luck please post back with as much info about your syste m as you can.

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Old 06-14-2004, 12:35 PM   #3
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Try creating an iso from the cd, that is already burnt and see if the md5 of this iso is correct. Use dd if=/dev/cdrom of=image.iso
Old 06-18-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing here.

My problem might be what to partition because the last time I tried an install, I corrupted my Fedora partition. Anyway, here is the out put of df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 20G 3.7G 15G 21% /
/dev/hda3 99M 6.2M 88M 7% /boot
none 220M 0 220M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 79G 19G 60G 24% /mnt/windows

And here is the output of fdisk -h

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 545 4377681 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 * 546 10744 81923467+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 10745 10757 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 10758 14593 30812670 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 10758 13306 20474811 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 13307 13420 915673+ 82 Linux swap

Sorry if it's not alligned well. Anyway, there should be about 10 G of free space that I created with Partition Magic from the NTFS partition (I think it's hda7, but not listed here).

I don't know what sort of partitions to create and where to mount them. I'm sure this question has been asked before, so I will search around, but it would be greatly appreciated if anyone can help me here. Thanks in advance.


After some reading I came up with some questions; do I need 2 different swap partitions for Madrake and Fedora? And do is the Mandrake filesystem mounted on / as well? Thanks again.

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