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I had Mandrake 9.1 on this computer before, and it ran beautifully. I am installing the latest Mandrake 9.2 now, with a full install (start off clean from the damage ...
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    Mandrake 9.2 hangs on install + hardware problem (fixed)


    I had Mandrake 9.1 on this computer before, and it ran beautifully. I am installing the latest Mandrake 9.2 now, with a full install (start off clean from the damage I have done before, lol). After I format the partitions the setup hangs for about 4-5 minutes then an error is displayed, I am in windows on the same PC right now, and forget exactly hat it says, but its something about disks...

    I also have an even bigger problem...When I reboot, the beginning BIOS just hangs with COMPAQ (i know its crap anyway ) sitting there for about 2 minutes (thats unusually long) and then it does the usual thing...except the CD-ROM is never loaded...thees nothing doen to CD-ROM. Even in boot or whatever, its like theres no power going to the CD-ROM drive. Its internal drive, and I never touched anything with the CD-ROM inside, but its not working...unles if the BIOS don't boot it, really affect it. Even if I manually slide in and out the tray, it does nothing.

    I am desperate for some input!

    Thanks in advance

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    I also just realized, that my external CD-RW (USB0 drive also isn't working with the system...but thats on external power, and when i hit button, it opens. The internal CD-ROm, does nothing even if I hit button.

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    It would help if you could write down the error message...

    You don't happen to have a LG cdrom do you?

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    The CD-ROM, I am unsure of, just came with the computer (COMAPQ...6 years old). And I cannot write down the error message now because I am unable to get into the install. The CD-ROM does not work. None of the internal or external drives work (CD, CD-RW, ZIP), except floppy. I tried the Win98 boot disk with CD-ROm support, and it cannot detect the CD-ROM either. I'm thinking perhaps it is just its time to meet my trash.

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    Alright, I have fixed the CD-ROM, it must have just been its time to go, and replaced it with another and all works well now.

    Now, since I know Mandrake 9.1 works with no problems on this machine, I'll just use that. Hopefully all goes well.

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    ALL INSTALLING MANDRAKE 9.2 BEWARE! I had that Compaq CD-ROM listed on here and it became toast after trying to install it

    The following is from www.linuxquestions.org ( http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...hreadid=108472 )

    Warning. Mandrake 9.2 can destroy your LG CDROM Drive. Read the following


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    Error scenario: Installing 9.2 and being told unable to install the base system and subsequent reboot reveals that CD-ROM drive is physically dead.
    Why: According to LG Electronics, their ODD (Optical Disc Drive) products do not support Linux nor do they test with Linux. Unfortunately, many Dell computers (possibly others) come with these CD-ROM drives.
    Solution: Currently there is no solution or work-around for this issue; it is still under investigation. Damage occurs even when doing a network install. At this point, please do not install Mandrake Linux 9.2 on any computer containing a LG-based CD-ROM drive or it will damage your CD-ROM drive! We are actively looking for a solution to this problem.

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    Lg drives which work or dont work


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    fried
    COMPAQ CRD-8322B(CP1)
    CRD-8400B (machine: Dell Optiplex gx1)
    CRD-8400B (machine: IBM PC 300 PL)
    CDR-8400B(mi)
    CRD-8400C
    COMPAQ CRD-8402B
    LG CRD-8480C (machine: Old Dell XPS T650r)
    GCR-8481B (machine: Dell Optiplex gx270; rom: 1.06; date: jun 2003)
    CRD-8482B (machine: Dell Optiplex GX1)
    GOLDSTAR CDR-8482B (machine: HP Vectra VL400; firmware: 1.01)
    CRD-8482B (Dell Precision 220, rom: 1.05)
    LG ???? (machine: HP Vectras VL4xx)
    GCC 4480B DVD/CD-R/RW/CDROM (firmware 1.00 - upgrading firmware to 1.01
    workarounds problem)

    work
    LG GMA-4020B DVD-RW
    LG GCC-4120B CDRW/DVD
    LG CD-RW CED-8080B DVD/CD-R/RW/CDROM
    LG CD-RW CED-8120B (motherboard: ASUS K7M)
    HL-DT-ST GCC-4480B (machine: Shuttle SB 62 G2 - i865/ICH5; firmware
    1.01 - WARNING, firmware 1.00 is reported to have the fry problem!)
    HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B (motherboard: ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe)
    HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8161B (motherboard: Soyo)
    HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8240B
    HL-DT-ST GCE-8481B CD-CDRW (chipset: SIS 651/962)
    HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8520B
    HL-DT-ST GCE-8520B (motherboard: ASUS P4P800)

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