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The problem is that when i try and boot from the mandrake 10 cdrom, for some reason it fails. I have no idea why this is... but I thought perhaps ...
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    Boot problem with CDrom


    The problem is that when i try and boot from the mandrake 10 cdrom, for some reason it fails. I have no idea why this is... but I thought perhaps i could create a floppy that told the computer to boot the file in the cd rom...

    Im asking really if first this is possible, and if so, how...

    Else, or better yet, can i just install mandrake 10 without booting off it?

    And the bios is set to boot from cd rom first. Secondly the HDD. For some reason i cant have CD rom, A: then HDD... but it should be fine as just CDrom.. i would think.

    Thanks!
    /skythra

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    After searching around some more, i came across the idea that you can do a boot off the second cd rom. So i did that!

    However that didnt get far, it complained about the disk not being a install disk, so i said retry with another disk.

    Could not uncompress second stage ramdisk. This is probably an hardware error caused while reading the data. (This may be caused by a hardware failure or a Linux kernel bug)

    So then i alt-f4 to see a kernel msg

    Code:
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    <6>attempt to access beyond end of device
    <6>hda&#58; rw=0, want=1354188, limit 875216
    <3>Buffer I/O error on device hda, logical block 338546
    <6>attempt to access beyond end of device
    <6>hda&#58; rw=0, want=1354192, limit 875216
    <3>Buffer I/O error on device hda, logical block 3338547
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    .
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    And so on and probably for some time before that.

    The last couple of messages in the log are:
    Code:
    found a Mandrake Linux CDROM, good news!
    Total memory 448Mbytes
    trying to load tmp/image/Mandrake/base/mdkinst_stage2.bz2 as a ramdisk
    reading compressed ramdisk&#58; IO_ERROR
    unsetting automatic
    /skythra

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    It would seem that your CDs have gotten corrupted somehow.

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    the md5sum checks out just fine...

    I was thinking perhaps my age old cdrw wasnt working =p

    i could try and redownload the first iso..
    /skythra

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