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Linux Mandrake 10.1

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I have just downloaded the above, burn it to disk, created a floppy boot disk for the cdrom, and then press ok, from then it says

 

'Could not open compressed ramdisk file (/sysroot/tmp/image/install/stage2/mdkinst_stage2.bz2).'

 

i dont understand why or how to bypass or fix? i would appreciate any help

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can you please post links to exactly WHAT you downloaded

 

and why are you creating a boot disc for the cdrom ? mandrake can boot on cd1

 

just check your bios can support booting from a cdrom

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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http://text.mirror.ac.uk/mirror/sunsite.ui...l/iso/10.1/i586

 

the compaq deskpro i use, the cd drive, will read the disksi burn, but it wont boot off it, unless im creating the disk wrong. i download all three disks, and i just dont know why it cant open it. i know i can boot of disks, it did that when i installed windows 98.

 

the spec of the compaq is as follows,

1999 model deskpro.

p3 450mhz

128mb ram

40gb hdd

 

thanks

 

SMDR

 

I have now sorted it, it was how i was creating the cd

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check the bios settings for your compaq (in the boot order screen)

 

you must have CD before HD in order to boot from a bootable cd

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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