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dear linux users I was hoping someone would be able to be offer some advice on a problem i'm having with the Mandriva 2006 FREE live disc. I can't seem ...
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    Post PLS HELP: Booting Mandriva 2006 FREE


    dear linux users
    I was hoping someone would be able to be offer some advice on a problem i'm having with the Mandriva 2006 FREE live disc. I can't seem to get the disc to boot without getting dropped to the shell. This is the information it reports:

    Mounting loop image on /initrd/loopfs: mount: Mounting /dev/loop/0 on initrd/loopfs failed
    :Invalid argument
    [FAILED]
    ERROR: Unable to mount loop filesystem, Droppping you to a limited shell.
    Commands were:
    losetup /dev/loop/0 initrd/cdrom/livecd.sqfs
    mount -r -t squashfs /dev/loop/0 initrd/loopfs
    Loading /initrd/bin/ash

    BusyBox v1.01
    Enter help for commands
    /initrd/bin/ash: can't access tty; job control turned off.
    $

    I hope this information can help somebody. i dont understand any of it! I would love to try it out though so if you could offer some advice i'd definately appreciate that.

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    Either trysome of the boot options at the initial boot prompt ie linux noapic nolapic acpi=off or try burning the iso image again at a slower speed.
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    The errors you got are an indication that you apparently got a bad burn. Burn the CD-image again at a lower speed.
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