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When I try and install mandrake 10.1 there is always the following error: Could not uncompress second stage ramdisk. This is probably a hardware error caused while reading the data ...
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    Mandrake 10.1 install help


    When I try and install mandrake 10.1 there is always the following error:
    Could not uncompress second stage ramdisk. This is probably a hardware error caused while reading the data (this could be cause by a hardware failure or Linux kernel bug).
    I have tried a few differnt boot modes, but all of them have returned this error. All help is GREATLY appreciated!!!

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    have you checked your memory? would be my first guess... but then i'm a n00b with linux so I'm just guessing here that ramdisk is in fact loaded in your memory...

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    Maybe it's a bad disc?

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    I really don't think it's anything to do with the disk and it shouldn't be to do with the memory, but oh well. I checked my ISO and the MD5's are like 100% different so I don't really know...I'm not sure if it was really the MD5, because I got a wierd program and it froze when I tried to check the 2nd and 3rd disks.

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    I checked my ISO and the MD5's are like 100% different
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    I checked the MD5 of my CD1 ISO...And it was like 100% different from the one on the website.

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    I see. So were you able to install MDK then?

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    I will be, yes, as soon as I have the CD3 and CD1 on CD's :P
    They were both corrupted

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    Uncompress Ramdisk on DVD error

    Hey guys,

    I am really new to linux. I've installed RH8-9 and Mandrake 9-10 on computers without a problem (well ok a couple, and kind of worked that out through google) but now I'm trying to install Mandrake 10.1 official on my laptop, and I get the same error, the ramdisk uncompress error... When trying to burn the iso image to a dvd, through nero, it tells me that the file is not big enough for the dvd. I tried burning it with burn4free as well, but to no avail, still the same error.... I would try installing it through the iso on the hard drive, or crack the iso and do it that way, but I don't have a clue how. Will any of you be willing to help me? Thanks.

    Inspiron 8600 60g hdd 512 ram 64 vid 4x dvd+rw etc...

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    Re: Uncompress Ramdisk on DVD error

    but now I'm trying to install Mandrake 10.1 official on my laptop, and I get the same error, the ramdisk uncompress error...
    Let me see if I understand this. You get the same error after reading the above posts you do/don't understand how to fix the problem? Are you also saying that you have two software burning programs loaded at the same time? That would be known as: CONFLICT, CONFLICT, CONFLICT.

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