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  1. #1

    Cannot Install At all


    I recently tried to install the Mandrake DVD. It was not successful at the first two tries with my own downloads from the web. But even the DVD failed!

    It hangs when creating user accounts. And it fails to detect my silicon image 3112 sata raid controllers too! ZIt takes about half an hour bf4 failing to install the controller. Below is my pc specs....

    Processor - 2.20 gigahertz 3500+ AMD Athlon 64

    Board - MS-7025 K8N Neo2 Platinum (MSI)

    AGP - ATI X800XT Platinum

    DVD-ROMS - ATAPI DVD-ROM 16XMax [CD-ROM drive]
    - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B [CD-ROM drive

    Hard Disks - HDS722540VLAT20 [Hard drive] (41.17 GB) -- drive 0, s/n VNR11LC1R61ZNN, rev V31OA60A, SMART Status: Healthy IDE
    - ST3160827AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 2, s/n 3MT0559D, rev 3.42, SMART Status: Healthy Sata
    - ST3160827AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 3MT0559D, rev 3.42, SMART Status: Healthy Sata

    Printer - hp psc 1350 series on USB001

    Controllers - Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller
    - Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    - Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    - Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller

    Communications - 1394 Net Adapter
    - NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    - Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    Other Devices - NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator

    - VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

    But when I downloaded Fedora Core 3 64 bit and installed it, I had noproblems. But is there anyway I can resolve the above problems? I know nothing abou linux.

    Hope that you can help me.

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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    Are you sure the burn went well?
    Have you checked the dvd's md5 sum?

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    The Burn went well

    Yes, the burn went well. the first batch of ten cds I ordered from Bugdet LInux site. Second one, which is a 64-bit version, from Mandrakelinux official site itself. And the third dvd is from Linux magazine itself. How am I supposed to do md5 via winXP, which I am using now?

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