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  1. Same problem over here! Now i have found out (by trying to install Ubuntu wich didnt let me continue at the partitioning stage, and by executing qtparted in knoppix) that my HD have gone bad (!?) Not sure if MDK 10.1 has cause this, but before trying to install 10.1 i had MDK 10.0 installed and working fine, so... BTW i did not change the HD partition layout since i was gonna use the same partitions as i had for 10.0. Im gonna swap the HD and see ir Ubuntu installs fine, if it does and there is no prob with the new HD, ill try installing 10.1 to see if it causes any problem or not. Would it be possible for you to get hold of a knoppix CD and try qtparted to see if there is something wrong with your HD? Regards,
  2. No, AFAIK to make the partition be mounted as 'read-only' you'd need 'ro' which isnt there... This is, for example, the entry for my cdrom, note the 'ro' statement: You can try to add 'rw' (read & write) but i think its not necesary...
  3. Firt of all, id recommend you not to log in to kde as root. To do maintance work, open a console an su to root. So in a console as root do this: chown -R finn:finn /home/finn/winlin And thatll convert everything under /home/finn/winlin to be owned by user finn. Post results. BTW: the system wont let you unmount a partition if its being used, even if you only have a konqueror opened showing this partition contents will be considered as 'in use', so youll have to leave the directory (same applies to a console).
  4. Or... You can just edit the file .wmrc in your user home directory and changed it to GNOME. Cheers !
  5. The link to the torrents is on the clubs article link i posted earlier.
  6. See the clubs article here. Enjoy it !
  7. Hi, have you tried the Mandrake Control Center? MCC --> BOOT --> BOOT LOADER --> BOOT DEVICE --> according to what you said this is probably set to /dev/fd0 (floppy drive) so change it to /dev/hda. Note: I have Mandrake set up in spanish so the option names may vary from the actual english ones. P.S.: Oh and welcome to the forums !!
  8. You can always try with drakdisk, the mandrake utility for partitioning, before thinking on reinstalling, or even with qparted, an open source app vey similar to partition magic.
  9. For the next time, if you happen to d/l the isos again, to check wheter the sums are ok or not do in a console: md5sum -c name_of_md5_file.md5 For it to work you need to have the .md5 file and all ISOs in your working directory. Regards. P.S.:Ooops! error again, i didnt realize youre on windows, im trying to find out how to do it and post it in a minute... P.S.S.: Here you are... In windows you need to d/l an application to do the md5sum, you can get this one for free. Then you need to have all ISOs and md5 file in same directory and double-click the md5 -which will open with that program- and itll start checking the images for you.
  10. Oh yeah, im sorry i didnt realize, Ixthusdan is right, you should burn them as iso images and not as data cds The problem i mentioned is known to have happened to many -including me- thats why i rapidly though it was the same one. I would say youll have to d/l the isos again, but cant tell for sure...
  11. Did you check the MD5SUM for the ISOs? Anyway, some drives sometimes do not recognize CD1 as bootable (dont know why), you can use CD2 and once it has boot change it to CD1. You cant see any ISO files? What do you mean? Do you have the isos or not? Can you see any files/directories on the CD1 that you've burned??
  12. Acoorting to a message on the cooker list!: [moved from Installing Mandrake by spinynorman]
  13. You welcome. Yeah, and thats true for any directory, not only encrypted ones !!(I mean when you try to unmount any directory)) Cheers!!
  14. No problem mate, you're welcome. Im sure youll 'pay' something back to the comunity in any way You dont really say how you finally made it to work, so i dont really know. Have in mind that for you to mount a remote directory in a local computer you need to specify a valid dir (a folder that exist on the local computer), so the remote dir will be used as a local one and be referred to with that local dir name. These two directories (remote & local) do NOT need to have the same name, i.e. you can mount dir /shares from a server into your local /others dir. So to your question of whats 'remote_share' that was just a folder I wanted you to create with the mkdir (make directory) command, it couldve been called whatever else. Anyways, id advice you to read more about unix/linux ways. A very good starting point (at least it was for me, and actually still is) is Mandrakeusers DOC section. P.S.: I apologise if i have ever written 'folder' instead of 'directory'. There is nothing like folders in computers, its all again M$ nasty ways Regards, P.S.S.: ChrisM, please edit your first post in this thread and put a 'SOLVED' in the 'Topic Description' to let people know this is over, cheers!
  15. Well, yeah, he could try that, the thing is... he is using FC !!
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