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Old 03-29-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mandrake 10 is baaaad

Hi i am nimos and this is my first post in these forums
Mandrake 10 hates me, seriously i can't seem to install it, and to be more precise i can't go past the partitioning step, here is the deal :
I've made a 26Gb partition on my hd destined for linux, mandrake10 install allocates the 3 (hde5,swap,hde7) partitions on it after deleting the win32 one, and starts formatting hde5.
And now things start to go wrong 'cause after a while i get a "Failed to check filesystem /dev/hde5, do you want to repair the errors ?" error message, i chose "yes" and then "An error occured fsck failed on /dev/hde5 with exit code 8 or signal 0" pops up
After that i can't resize, or format or do anything 'cause i always get "Writing of partition table failed"
Mandrake completely destroyed the partition, i repaired it with the Windows setup cd, did a fat32 format and tried to install mandrake10 on it again, but i run on the same problems again...
Can someone please help me ?
I use a Seagate SATA 120GB connected to a Silicon Imaga 3112a controller (nforce2 + Athlon2.4)
And finally i'd like to note that 10 months ago i installed mandrake9 on the same hd with no problems at all.


Old 03-30-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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I wouln't be using Mandrake 10.0 I know Im using it, but I upgraded so I didn't have to mess wiith partitions. Mandrake 10 is unstable so for your first install, I would use Mandrake 9.2.
Old 03-30-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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This may take a little while, but should work just fine (and it did for me at least). Just boot into the Mandrake setup and make sure you SAVE each time you do any step to the partitions, not just at the end. As in everytime you resize a little or designate such and such to be linux swap and extended and the native and all that such, save.

If that doesn't work, this is a roundabout way that should work as well. Install windows, get partition magic (either pay for it, or...ummmm pay for it ) and set the partitions as you want them to be set and restart. Then install using Mandrake 10.


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