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Old 08-02-2004, 12:28 PM   #16
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selebus947; maybe but believe from ur posting it may be the cd disks. check them out first they may be scratched or warped. then run a check on hdd for logical block misappropriation. that is how am reading posting.
could be wrong but checking will may help.
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I dont think its that the cd's are scratched, because i made a second cd, of the first disk by downloading off the net, but the other thing you have said may help, but I dont know what it is or how to do it (logical block misappropriation) could you explain to me please?
Old 08-02-2004, 05:38 PM   #18
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selebus947; see this site indepth detail guide in helping over problem u have.
Old 09-09-2004, 05:35 PM   #19
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I/O Error - Could not load Ramdisk

Well, I too get the exact same error when trying to install Mandrake 10.0

But unlike a lot of the other posts on this subject, my system is not that old.
AMD XP 2500+
1GB RAM (PNY & Kingston)
52x Lite-On CD-RW

I've read somewhere else that somebody else got it (mandrake 10.0) to install after he burned another ISO on to a CD using the slowest speed possible. Which for him was 4x. I tried the same thing, but did not have the same luck.

I am thinking crappy CD-Media or CD-Rom Drive incompatability at this point.
Old 09-10-2004, 11:14 AM   #20
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I'm new to linux but I had exactly the same problem - it turned out to be a duff iso image i downloaded. I proved this by using md5summer - each download site gives you what the md5summer checksum should be - when i used md5summer on my download iso i found that it did not match. I downloaded the iso image from a different mirror and checked the md5 checksum again - all was fine - burnt the image again and away i went - no fuirther problems...

hope this helps.

Cheers, Mark.
Old 09-10-2004, 06:04 PM   #21
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Originally posted by jct842
I now have 10 running, but it was the hardest linux install I have ever encountered. (I have done maybe 12 installs so far in almost 3 years) I was using a msi cd burner to read the disks I purchased. (both official and power pack) I kept getting errors using either set. The ram error rings a bell with me too. ended up with one install I could not log out of, could shut down but not log back in, got a text screen that indicated x server waiting to shut down, but never did. got no x, got as many as 7 errors where a file would not install on the first disk. I finally wiped it and installed 9.2 flawlessly, then upgraded it. then I actually had to put 10 in as an upgrade 4 more times on top of what was there already to get it all running. It may have been the cd drive, but it puts 9.2 in with out errors. the cds were download editions of official and power pack from 2 different sources. I do not trouble shoot, I reinstall. terrminals and command line cause my brain to smoke and my body to shake. I found a cd with a rpm for java and that went in flawlessly.

as far as I can see it, there is something very different with mdk 10 on the install. I want my linux to use, not to be fixing and improvising so that I can use it. John
Hi there,

You restored my self esteem! Thank you!

I had nothing but problems trying to install 10.0 Official. Being a Linux Newbie I just put it down to "not smart enough", then I downloaded 9.2 and installed that. Which went smoother but still quirky.
To make a long story short, I went to read the reviews and all I saw was "easy Install", "Easy install" and "EASY INSTALL". Sure made me wonder what these guys installed.

Anyway I upgraded from 9.2 to 10.0 - it worked.


Old 09-10-2004, 08:35 PM   #22
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rhb_hj; am not faulting any one. designing, programming and compiling the kernel from scratch is stressful work. that said mdk developers might have taken several years to complete mdk10.
compare to ms/w i,d say that mdk is still
better. ms/w annually need fixes,updates
and patches. mdk10 just came out with some glitches but get those fixed in a hurry-lots of support from we(consumer) and developers working in conjuction.


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