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    Exclamation Mandriva Linux installation problem{Solved}


    I am on a Dell Dimension computer, and I went through a bit of the installation. After it asked me what time zone I was in, it showed a blank screen with a loading mouse on it. After a couple of minutes, it went back to a command prompt, and asked me my "locallogin" name and password. I have no idea what it is talking about. In fact, it won't even let me input a password! Please help!

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    Post your Machine's specs here. Which Graphics Card do you have?
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    An NVidia series 6.
    the rest is the default config:
    an Intel motherboard, etc.
    Oh. And I'm running Windows XP.

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    Its a Graphics Card problem only. Re-install Mandriva in text mode. Select existing Linux partitions in Partition Section. Its very easy to configure Graphics Card after installation.
    Text mode installer is as user friendly too and you wont have to type any command. It uses minimal Graphics Capabilities.
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    Can I use the same CD i burned?

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    Yes. AFAIK, Regular installation CD of Mandriva has an option to install Mandriva in Text Mode.
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    Arrrggghhh!

    Still doesn't work! It still asks me for a login user name and password!

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    It means Installation media or downloaded .iso file is corrupt.
    Have you verified MD5Sum of downloaded .iso image? Try to burn image at lowest possible speed supported by your CD Burner.
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    Smile

    Thank you so much! It finally works perfectly now! Thanks for helping such a Linux noob as me.

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    Glad to help you !
    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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