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I have a CD with both "live" and "install" versions of PCLinuxOS. When I attempt to do installation, get as far as "Disk Format - Step 4" and things grind ...
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- 08-05-2006 #1
Help With Installation of PCLinuxOS
When I attempt to do installation, get as far as "Disk Format - Step 4" and things grind to a halt !!
There are three "actions" shown.
1) Disk Format = Elapsed & remaining time are ALWAYS EXACTLY the same.
2) Disk Copy = Never gets off "zero".
3) Overall Progress = Elapsed time appears "normal" BUT "Remaining Time" IS INCREASING !!!
Could use A LOT of help here.
- 08-07-2006 #2
Are you installing it in safe-mode or from the Icon on the desktop when you run the live CD? I have never tried the safe-mode before but I know the installation icon works pretty well. Just make sure you have a partition for Linux with swap space as well...
- 08-08-2006 #3
Thanks for response.
I used the "install icon" on the desktop when I got the "results" I listed in original posting.
I ended up installing Mandrake 9.0 instead of PCLinuxOS !!!
Since my "homebilt" desktop is about 5 years old [with 5 year old hardware - mobo Abit KT7A RAID & CPU AMD 1900+ 1.6 GHz] I tend to favor "older" distros.
On my 3 HD's beside 2 copies of Win98SE, I currently have Red Hat 8.0 & Mandrake 9.0. These are almost the last of the "free versions" before these companies went "commercial" [and replaced by Fedora & Mandiva]
Thanks again, OB