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Old 09-19-2004, 07:21 AM   #1
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Mandrake install problems

2. Make a boot floppy with Windows

If your computer cannot boot from the CDROM, you must make a
boot floppy under Windows as follows:

* insert the CDROM, then open the icon "My Computer", right click on
the CDROM drive icon and select "Open"
* go into the "dosutils" directory and double-click on the
"rawwritewin" icon
* insert a blank floppy in the floppy drive
* select "D:\images\cdrom.img" in the "Image File" field (assuming
that your CDROM drive is "D:", otherwise replace "D:" as needed)
* select "A:" in the "Floppy Drive" field then click on "Write".

To begin the installation:

* insert the CDROM in the drive, as well as the boot floppy, then
* restart the computer.
I did all that and got to the install screen when the wizard searched my cd drives to start installing it said that my mandrake disks arn't install disks. Could this be becuse i burned the disks using files insted of ISOs?
Old 09-19-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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Most likely. Yep, that sounds like it to me. I'd download and burn the isos.
Old 09-19-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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sweet, i'll try that.
Old 09-20-2004, 08:56 AM   #4
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but my bootable floppy is not working!!!

i tried out the same on having the same prob. but my bootable floppy does not turn out to help me in this matter. what do i do now. i think that swapping the cd after booting from cd 2 is the only way out. let me do it first when i get time and then i will let you know about it.

Old 09-20-2004, 09:39 AM   #5
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I should know if it works in a few hours once i'm off work.


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