[oclug] Installation Problem
hdc at fs.ca
Mon Jan 5 03:46:08 EST 2004
On Sun, 04 Jan 2004 10:00:19 -0500, NATHAN wrote:
>>>I have downloaded the three files for Mandrake 9.2. Ive burnt them to
>>>CDs.. The first install disk boots and initiates the install process. It
>>>then asks for the second disk, but won't recognize it. I have downloaded
>>>the second from a number of different saurces, with the same results.
>>>has anyone had the same experience?. Does anyone have a complete set
>>>that works? Thanks for any help.
It could also just be your CD drive. I had the identical problem
on an old 400 Mhz machine. However, I don't know if it was a Mandrake
or a drive/BIOS/something_else problem because I only ever use
In my case, I had to open up a console window and manually mount the
each time it wanted me to switch disks. For some reason, the
automounting was not
working. Even that didn't always work, but it usually did eventually,
I seem to recall.
Alternatively, you can just tell it to cancel the install for the 2nd
and 3rd CD's, and then
install whatever you feel is missing later on - this is actually a lot
easier than perhaps
it sounds. Mandrake does a very full install from the 1st CD, just
like any other distro.
Anyways, I had the same sort of problem you are describing (identical I
it was _not_ a defective CD, it was some sort of problem with the
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