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Hi well, The first time I installed mandriva on on a hd i had no problems but after some time i decided to use windows in other partition too. First ...
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    Installation problem...


    Hi
    well, The first time I installed mandriva on on a hd i had no problems but after some time i decided to use windows in other partition too.

    First i cleaned all the Hd again..
    then i installed the winxp on a partition and let some unformated space for mandriva
    on mandriva instalation i used "auto alocate" to configure the free space for mandriva intalation but when it starts to install the installation program always freeze in some part(random parts, i tried many times)
    when this happends i can only move the cursor of the mouse but the instalation dont go ahead. No warnings, no messages, nothing. The dvddrive isn't reading anything, and i have to reset the sistem
    The installation DVD is fine.

    some idea? Thx

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    How much room is there on the spare partition? Mandriva needs quite a lot.
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    /10Gb
    /swap 3Gb
    /home 35Gb

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    That's more than enough space... When you try to install does it warn you where it's going to install to? You need to specify / for system files, /swap and then /home for personal space. Then choose a file system for each partition. Sorry if this sounds obvious, but I have no idea what else to suggest at this point.

    Just for interest, how did you wipe the hdd?
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