On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 02:01:24 +0000 (UTC), Gregory L. Hansen <ucs.indiana.edu> wrote:
I've had a few installations go like that. I bought some Debian disks
where only the installer was readable. It loaded up, partitioned my hard
drive, then couldn't read anything else, leaving me with a lovely blank
Setting up X can be really complicated. I have no idea how Mandrake does
If it's a Plug-n-Play modem you'll probably need the isapnp tools to give
your modem the magic wiggly bits to know what it's supposed to do. Or
something. (I haven't done that in years. PCI is nice.)
Hard to say. One of the files that didn't get installed right might be
one that is needed to store the information you're trying to enter. And
getting the modem to work is a whole other issue, of course.
Two questions: do you specifically need *Mandrake*, and do you have a CD
burner on your Mac?
You might want to consider Debian, which can be downloaded and installed
completely over the internet. Having a CD burner will make it easier, but
I've done it from floppies. You can get a minimal install going with a
few floppies, then get your modem going (with, ah, luck and persistence)
then download the rest of the system.
I've also got copies of SuSE 8.1, Redhat, er... 7.2, 7.3, 8-something, and
maybe 9 around, along with Debian "Woody". I could make copies of any of
these and mail them to you.
- Laurel * * * http://amberdine.com