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I want to install mandrake 10.0 on my laptop, and when i boot the cd it boots the screen where it says press enter to continue. Then i press enter ...
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    I want to install mandrake 10.0 on my laptop, and when i boot the cd it boots the screen where it says press enter to continue. Then i press enter then it does some loading things, then it says that my cdrom drive is not there. Even though i just booted from the cdrom drive. And this seems to happen no matter what distro im using. I also tried ubuntu and it did the same thing.
    heres the spec of my laptop :
    Acer aspire 5552
    256 mb of ram
    60 gig hard drive
    intel centrino 1,6 GHz
    matshita DVD-super multi double layer

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    Perhaps Ubuntu & Mandrake don't like your ATAPI cdrom driver.

    Try to launch the install using this parameter :
    Code:
    libata.atapi_enabled=1
    So something like that :
    Code:
    linux libata.atapi_enabled=1
    More info here :
    http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SataAtapiHowto
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