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    Mandriva 2006 install problem


    To prove my hardrive is not faulty:
    1.Windows XP was loaded like a week ago
    2.I placed a partition of Mandrake linux 9.0
    3. i then deleted windows and left mandrake partition
    4.Reinstalled Windows XP(i know i know, horrible operating system)
    5.deleted windows XP then tried to load Mandriva 2006 DVD Powerpack

    When i first tried to load the powerpack mandriva
    it said could not partition
    so i messed around with FDISK in DOS
    i eventually got one Primary partition and an EXT3 partition
    i reloaded Mandriva and it partition correctly this time
    But it loaded with errors and when i boot it up the cdrom shows
    but soon it disappears(wierd)

    if u have any info on why it is messing up and will not install any of my linux games such as quake 3 and unreal tournament please help...sorry if not enough info

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    Hello

    I can see you trying to provide a lot of information there, but a couple of things I don't understand. Are you trying to dual boot Windows and Mandriva?

    What do you mean when you say, 'the cdrom shows'. I don't get that. What were the errors you got (post them here?)

    Are you able to boot into Mandriva and get a desktop?
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Question Im confused too!?

    What do you mean when you say, 'the cdrom shows'. I don't get that. What were the errors you got (post them here?)


    Are you able to boot into Mandriva and get a desktop?


    yes i get to boot to a desktop and no it is not a dual boot with windows..and i did not write the errors down but i may reinstall to see..

    when i first booted to linux the cdrom appeared and i attempted to install Quake 3 but the error saying that "kd software manager is not running" appeared so i looked and no cdrom mount(sorry i dont have errors)

    im assuming that my partitions are messed up because linux would not install until i messed with MS-DOS partitioning through FDISK
    the disc could be a faulty burn too but..im doubting it

    i will provide more info such as errors soon

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