Install from WinXP... French error message?
I attempted installation of mandrake 10.1 from bootup... no success, instead of going from the prompt screen, to a language select, it just sits at a black screen with blue bars reading alt+<f1> here alt+<f3> view log ... and so on... none of the key combinations on this screen works... and i cant press anything that gets a response out of it.
I also tried text installation, and pretty much all the alternate install options at bootup. No change.
So I figured I'd cave and install from within windows xp.
As soon as I put the CD in, it gives me an error in french:
Now, even though I'm canadian, I cant speak french... but I can guess that it says it cannot open the that specific .jpg file. I checked the directories in the cd... the .jpg is in fact there, and viewable.
I click ok. And I get the language selection, yet it does not permit me to click Install, on any language. The initial selection screen is odd aswell.
I know the first thing to come to mind would be, bad copy of the ISO or bad burning of it. So I redownloaded mandrake 10.1 from a different source, burned a fresh copy... got the exact same problems.
I'm really stumped. It has to have something to do with the language selection area... because that is the thing thats supposed to load after you hit enter when installing from boot right?
Perhaps theres a way to start the install beyond the language seletion prompt.
Any help would be much appreciated.