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Old 04-13-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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MDK 10.0 using NEC DVD-writer


I keep getting this error when I want to install Mandrake 10.0 Community Edition:

'That CDROM disc does not seem to be a Mandrake Linux installation CDROM. Retry with another disk?'

This is my hardware:

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Asrock K7S8X R3.0
512 MB DDR
NEC ND2500 DVD-writer
Nvidia Geforce 4
Maxtor 120 GB Harddisk

The strange thing is that I don't get this message and the installation will boot to installer on my other machine:

AMD Athlon XP 2600+
Asrock K7S8X R3.0
256 MB DDR
Samsung Combo-drive (DVD-ROM and CD-RW)
Nvidia Geforce 4
Maxtor 80 GB Harddisk

After the first screen I type F1 for advanced options and then

'linux noapic acpi=off'

since otherwise the installation will stall (power management features of the MB).

I guess it means the installation CD is OK, and something else must be wrong. The DVD-writer is set as secondary master. Could anyone tell me what to do?

Old 04-13-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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"The strange thing is that I don't get this message and the installation will boot to installer on my other machine:"

You might temporarily swap the two CD-RW drives between the two machines. Install Mandrake and then perhaps switch the two CD-RW drives back to their original locations.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites


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