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I downloaded the 3CD ISO images for Mandrake v10.1 off one of the ftp mirrors on the official website, and then I burned all 3 images to CD's. I've tried ...
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    Cant find a way to install Mandrake


    I downloaded the 3CD ISO images for Mandrake v10.1 off one of the ftp mirrors on the official website, and then I burned all 3 images to CD's. I've tried to boot from the CD but I get an error saying something like it's not a bootable disc. When I put the CD in the computer and let it from autorun, it comes to the welcome screen. But the whole left side wont do anything when I try to click on any of them (Install, Install w/ floppy, and Join the Mandrakelinux Community). The rest of them work fine. But this is a problem because I can't install Mandrake.

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    did you use the check sum, will have an extention like <file name>.md5
    from the same site.
    you need to burn the cds as image cds (not sure if you have)

    any good?

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    I just posted on a similar thing:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/pos...42.html#188642

    You need to boot off the CD to install Mandrake. Put the CD in and reboot. If this does not boot it is possible that your bios is not set for CD booting, 2 options:
    • 1. Enter the CMOS and change the boot order so that the CDROM boots before the HDD
      2. At boot you get a boot order option, eg "F8 Boot device" Hit F8 and select CDROM


    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by fomhoire
    did you use the check sum, will have an extention like <file name>.md5
    from the same site.
    you need to burn the cds as image cds (not sure if you have)

    any good?
    I downloaded the check sum but i dont know how to use it

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    You can use a program to check it, like:

    http://www.fastsum.com/download/fsum-setup.exe
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    I opened the file, but now it gives me an error:

    Cannot access file:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Own...\Mandrakelinux-10.1-Official-Download-CD.md5.md5

    The system returned an error:
    Code - 2 [The system cannot find the file specified]
    Press any key to continue . . .
    And I have all 3 ISO's in the same folder along with the .md5.asc file from the mirror I downloaded from

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    anybody know whats wrong?

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    r22pl, you should be checking the md5sum of the iso files not the md5sum files.

    You should tell the checksum program to check the mandrake .iso files you downloaded, for each iso it will spit out a number, compair this number with the one in the .md5 file form the download website.

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    the numbers match up

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    Since they matched, which is good, I'd read this tutorial: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-20850.html

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