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Old 01-30-2005, 10:58 PM   #1
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Problems installing

Okay, i've just registered in these forums, cause I really need help.

I download the Mandrake 10.1 DVD, and burned it so i could install it on my laptop.

I boot my laptop with the disk and it all seems to go well, I press Enter for normal installation, and then when its says that is Loading to Memory, or something like that, it suddenly stops and says "Fatal error finishing initialization" and then i cant do anything but press OK and let it reboot.

I thought this could be a damaged iso or something, but then I tried it on my desktop computer and everything seemed to work fine, I didnt finish the installation, coz i dont want Linux on my desktop, but it got through that stage where it crashes when using the laptop.

Is this a known issue, does anyone know how to deal with it?
Old 01-30-2005, 11:22 PM   #2
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Forgot to tell...

Already checked the md5sum and its a match.
Old 02-06-2005, 02:44 PM   #3
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I had the same problem. The cause was a faulty CD-ROM drive.


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