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  1. trevor1

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    ok i am trying to install mandrake 9 on my pc that already has win xp on it and id like to keep windows on it. i know that mdk does all of the partitionoing for me so im not worried about that.
    ok i made sure that the first boot drive in the advanced bios was cd-rom and there is not even an option for dis-abling plug and play so i put in cd-1 and saved and exit and nothing happened, just continued to boot windows like normal.....whaat can i do???????????
    please help!!! :(
     
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    Where did you get the disks?It could be that if they were downloaded and not burned properly.
    HTH
    lynch
     
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    iso are disk images they need to be burned as an inmage. You CANNOT simply copy them to the cds

    IE in your burner there should be an option to create cd frome image... or something like that.
     
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    i used nero to burn the image
    could i maybe make a boot floppy?
    ill try to burn it again iguess any other suggestions?
     
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    did you check the sums to make sure they match after down load?
    Did they match?

    Did burning again work? You did burn from iso image right?


    Still didn't work and you have a fast connection?
    I highly recommend FreeBSD.
    It installs via ftp and is just a wonderful OS.
     
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    ok i re-burned the image and when i poped in the cd while in xp a thing poped up for mdk asking if i wnted to install it on my pc i clicked on install and it told me to re-boot to start installation process,it re-booted and nothin happened continude to boot normally
    MAN!!!!!!!!
    please help :(
     
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    1.I'd check the boot order in the bios setup again,unless you already have.
    2.You can make a floppy by booting into dos(use a win9x floppy) and running rawrite :
    After dos is up cd to d:\ dosutils on 1st (install)cd,then type rawrite. You'll be prompted for an image.Look through the images folder and look for somthing like "boot.img"or"cdrom.img":that's the file you need.Type \images\boot.img and hit enter.
    Rawrite then asks for a destination;just type A:
    Also there is a chance that the window app called rawritewin may be on the cd.Look for that to make things easier if you dont do dos;)
    HTH
    lynch
     
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    i dont have Dos on my windows machine but i used the xp command prompt and there supposedly in no command E:\dosutils
    my cd drive is E:\ any other way
     
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    i dont have Dos on my windows machine but i used the xp command prompt and there supposedly in no command E:\dosutils
    my cd drive is E:\ any other way
     
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    Did you compare the checksums?
     
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    Go here and download the "Windows98se OEM" bootdisk. Use that to get dos.
    Did you look on the cd for rawritewin?
    cd e:\dosutils is the command you use.
    lynch
     
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    i didnt type CD into the command and there is no rawrite command
    man this is frusterating
     
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    on the mdk9 install disk there is rawrite!! so do i just write the image to the first disk on the floppy?
    or what
     
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    Boot the computer with the win98 bootdisk.
    When you get to the A: prompt ,change directories(cd) to your CD drive :
    cd d:\dosutils
    When the prompt says:
    d:\dosutils
    Type this:
    rawrite
    When it asks for an image,type:
    d:\images\cdrom.img
    You'll be asked for the destination;put a blank floppy in the drive and type: A:
    It should write the disk for you.
    If you look at the CD with Explorer in XP,you should be able to run the rawrite from there.Try clicking on the penguin icons in the dosutils directory.There should be one called rawrite and one called rawritewin.
    lynch
     
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    first i dont have win 98 boot disk i have xp
    on the mdk disk one there is an option to intall from floppy i click on it and it starts RawRite
    so while in RawRite do i select the iso image of the first mdk disk and put it on the floppy
    If So...
    do i have to change any thing in BIOS again or anything like that
     
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