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> Mandrake 9.1 Install Question, ISO burn problem?
amdrules
post Oct 25 2003, 09:07 AM
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Hi guys. I downloaded Mandrake 9.1, and it was recognized as a Roxio ISO image. I double clicked the file, and proceeded to burn the CD. Then I reboot, set my first Boot disc to CD in the bios, save and exit. Then the Mandrake install screen comes up, and i have the choice of pressing enter to continue, or F1 for more options. If I press enter, it just goes to a black screen and stays that way. Pressing F1 brings up the options to do a low resolution install, text, etc. But every option I try brings up the black screen. Granted, I haven't tried the text install option, because I have no idea how to do it that way. My system specs are as follows:

Abit IC7 Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 3GHZ
1GB Corsair pc3200 memory
ATI 9700 Pro video card
WD 200GB HDD

Any ideas? Thank you.
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hughesjr
post Oct 25 2003, 10:36 AM
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The Radeon 9700 video card is what is causing the problem with the install. A text install will work.


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post Oct 25 2003, 11:00 AM
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How do I do a text install? Also, if the 9700 stalls the gui install, will it work after I install by way of text?

Something tells me that a text install is not for a newbie.
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post Oct 26 2003, 03:19 PM
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Do you have bittorrent installed on your windows machine?

If you do, you can download the Mandrake 9.2 release. It uses a newer kernel and may work better with a radeon 9700 video card.

Look at this thread to download mandrake 9.2 using bittorrent

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You will have to install the latest drivers from ati for the radeon 9700 after the Linux install is complete.


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