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Mandrake Linux

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by mojorisin, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. mojorisin

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    Hi All

    I downloaded Mandrake Linux ver 10.1 the other day to see what all the fuss is about with Linux

    Unfortunately i can't get it to install on my laptop anyone have any pain free idea's to get this working

    tried burning it as a bootable disk but the drive won't boot from it (ok on other bootable disks) can't use the floppy boot option as it does't have a floppy drive

    Anyone ? :blink
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    seems most likely its not burning as a bootable cd properly
    as pretty much all linux distros are bootable CD format these days
    and mandrake works fine for me :)
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    If you downloaded the ISO image, you still have to configure your burner to extract the ISO and burn the actual installion files to disk. If you burn the ISO directly to disk, it won't do anything. I have to admit, I've made that mistake and it can be pretty frustrating. :oops:
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    err?
    in most burners u just goto 'burn image' and point to the .iso file
    this burns the image to the CD
    not as a file, but it actually burns the CD from the image, if that makes any sense
    if u extract the files from the ISO and burn them chances are u will loose the boot sector info, and hence mess up


    for nero users this is in.. err

    the Recorder menu, then Burn Image

    this is generally the easiest way to do it lol

    im sure theres a similar thing in other systems


    failing that, if u use something like Deamon tools to mount an iso image as a CD Drive, u can then use ur software to 'clone' between the two drives, thus still maintaining the boot sector
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Ok, ok. It was dumb but I goofed. Sue me. :tongue
     
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  6. mojorisin

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    cheers guys (sorry for posting in the wrong place tripwire:blink )

    Got it installed on me laptop forgot to save the boot order after chainging it so i managed to boot of the DVD after all !!!

    DOH !!!!

    just need to play now to see what it is like :)

    so i might be back on here with some more dumb questions

    and yes it is just a case of burning the iso file to disk using nero :rolleyes:
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    Good news, mojo. Glad to hear about your success. The GUI isn't that different so it's just a matter of exploring and trying stuff out. I've been trying to get various flavors of linux to sync their time with time servers and it has been quite an adventure on the CLI. I've learned quite a bit and inspired a lively discussion on a linux board I sometimes visit. Linux is alot of fun and since the company I work for produces an OS that is based on Slackware Linux, I'm really getting some hands on experience. Let us know how you get on.
     
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