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    I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO INSTALL LINUX!


    Oh my god , i will never be able to install linux!

    Firstly , 2-3 years ago I TRIED to install mandrake 7 but unsuccesfully.

    Now , i 've got the 3cd's of mandrake 10.1 but even now i cannot install them!!!!

    The error is when i boot the cd with the help of floppy (the cd cannot be booted automatically even thought it is referred to the readme that it can be installed without floppy).The error:"Could not open compressed ramdisk file"
    /systemroot/tmp/image/install/stage2/mdkinst_stage2.bz2

    "

    No idea!!!!

    I tried to boot from the 2nd cd , but "this cd is not a linux cd"......


    I am depressed because i will never be able to install them...i hate xp

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    well how many times did you try booting the first CD? sometimes things like that are random errors

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    Almost 5-6 times , but it always appears the "DISK BOOT FAILURE".

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    check the md5sum to make sure the iso isn't corrupt?
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    Are you burning your cds as iso9660 and disk at once or dao. dont use nero use something like roxio or cd burner xp pro

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    no ,the disk is normal , i downloaded the .iso from the official linux site.

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    oh **** i burned the isos using nero and i have deleted all of them!

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    What do you mean normal

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    Re: I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO INSTALL LINUX!

    Quote Originally Posted by Binge
    Oh my god , i will never be able to install linux!
    Please don't give up on Linux just because of problems with Mandrake. If you're starting from scratch, consider your options: Distrowatch is a respected source for information. I recommend Fedora for ease of install and no compromise for my uses. Others have their opinions. Mandrake is a good distro, and popular, but they apparently have an agonizing record for problems on install for a lot of would-be users.
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    Quote Originally Posted by flip5325
    Are you burning your cds as iso9660 and disk at once or dao. dont use nero use something like roxio or cd burner xp pro
    What's wrong with Nero? That's how I burned my 10.1 .iso files.

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