mandrake 10 install

  Tree3 15:07 29 Jul 2004
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when installing mandrake 10 i chose for the installation to be in graphical interface but when it loads the program into memory it comes up wi the flashing text cursor, any ideas on how to fix this or how to install in text mode, but i dont know the linux text commands. so would help if i could get it working in graphical mode

  woodchip 15:15 29 Jul 2004

Mandrake goes on Free Space that you need to create on your Hard Drive. It does not go on to a partition Created by Windows. When you load it, it will see the free space and install there

  woodchip 15:17 29 Jul 2004

You should have all you Hardware switched on when loading i.e. Printer etc

  Tree3 15:19 29 Jul 2004

i have a linux formatted hard drive which is emty but how does that make the installition either non graphical or graphical

  woodchip 15:23 29 Jul 2004

No IDEA If I was you I would just use FDISK and clear all Partitions and set computer to start from CD in the BIOS and start with Number 1 Mandrake disk it should load without a murmur

  woodchip 15:26 29 Jul 2004

If you choose None graphical, it will be harder to understand what it's on about when it's loading. You are better choosing the Graphical

  Chegs ® 15:49 29 Jul 2004

When last I installed MDK,my PC kept stopping when I tried for a GUI install.I opted for a text install,and it installed without any further input from me until it finished,then all I needed to do was type startx and hit return.(It was a while ago,so I could be wrong but I cannot recall adding anything else)click here

This refers to RedHat,but my experiences with various distros is they're all basically the same.Good Luck. ;-)

  Tree3 16:13 29 Jul 2004

i have a ntfs hdd with xp on and a hard drive witch is not in use at the moment, which i want to put mandrake on i formatted it in liunx partitioning with partion magic 8 so i cant see any problem with it working

  Tree3 16:32 29 Jul 2004

need to know by tonight

  woodchip 21:28 29 Jul 2004

As above just Delete the Linux partition, with Partition Magic. Then start comp with the Mandrake CD in, but BIOS needs to be set to CD as first boot device

  woodchip 21:29 29 Jul 2004

The reason for the above is that Mandrake sets up not one partition but two. It creates a Swap File partition also

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