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Old 09-27-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
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RPM Problems

Running Mandrake 9.2 RC2, linux newbie figure the latest is the best.

Anyways im having trouble
1.)Installing RPMs I double click and it brings up the window asking me what program do I want to use to open it?
2.)Can't create a boot floppy, keeps giving me a loop error of some sorts.
3.)Cant figure out how to mount a windows drive.

Any tips would be apprecited.
Old 09-27-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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Im going to assume most of my problems are coming from running a RC, so downloading 9.1 how. I tried running Red Hat earlier, and after seeing the interface etc of Mandrake in coparison I like Mandrake alot better.

Number 3 still stands, and also I have a 80GB sata drive, but mandrake dosen't see it, any reason why?
Old 09-28-2003, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hi there.

Yeah, if you are new and "just want it to work", stick with 9.1 until 9.2 is official. They are saying Oct 15(ish) for Mandrakeclub members, and then 2 or so weeks afterwards for everyone. (As an aside, if you like Mandrake, please do consider financially supporting them via Mandrakeclub).

As for the Windows partition, MDK should have auto-detected it and mounted it for you (usually as /mnt/win_c) but if you don't see it, you'll need to create a mount point. There's a good article on Linux World that can help you with that.


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