Andrew Scott wrote:
.... this is what i was gonna suggest. it sounds like you have> So now I have a completely broken install of Mandrake
> that I cannot even boot into. And I am totally
> I read somewhere on alt.os.linux.mandrake that someone
> reported in the case of dma errors like mine they
> tried an expert install with a truly minimal install
> set and skipped CD2 when prompted, which apparently
> worked for them.
a media (hard drive) issue. if you're NOT opting to perform
a disk check during partitioning, i'd suggest it. all drives
have errors on them. and it sounds like you need to do the
more extensive check, if available.
install the minimum required to get the system running, sans
the xfree configuration. you can do that once you have a
/// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
\\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
\\\ [url]http://pages.sbcglobal.net/mtobler/mjt_linux_page.html[/url] ///
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed, you will likely fall
into a pit.