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can't load 2010 install dvd [solved]

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I'm running 2009.1 - no problems ever

-- however don't the auto installer that invites you to install an upgrade to 2010.0

so decided to download a full .iso package to install from boot.

now I'm 2 dvd's further and still no go -- DVD's must be ok as they do install on someone else's pc.

 

However when I put the dvd in my pc it starts booting from the disk;

- the Mandriva blue screen comes up, starts loading

- detecting usb devices

- loading into memory......

and than.......

Error

Fatal error finshing initialisation

 

Than you've to abort the process.

- with alt-F3 you can see the log;

 

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To add the whole story what happens after I start the pc with the installation DVD:

 

 

Mounting /dev/sr0 on tmp/media as type iso 9660

have to insmod isofs

needs t /lib/modules/2.6.31.5-desktop 586-1mnb/isofs.ko.gz

succeeded isofs

trying /tmp/media/i586

assuming media /i586 is a mirror tree

found a manidriva linux cdrom, good news!

Total Memory: 512 Mbytes

mount_compressed_may_preload: /tmp/image/install/

stage2 //mdkinst.sqfs into /tmp/stage2

(preload - 1)

opening /proc/splash failed

short write (Bad address)

third party: usimg modules location /tmp/image

fopen (stage1.c:355) failed: no such file or directory

 

unsetting automatic

 

exeting bootsplash

opening /proc/splash failed

 

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end of story.

 

<seems to be unable to load /update 2009.1 to 2010.0 from DVD, also not able

to auto-upload 2010 through autoloader.

When I remove lines from the hidden file .MdkOnline

the autoloader on next start up asks if I want to upgrade, but also requires

a login id (email) and passord -- to allow the upgrade from 2009.1 to 2010.0

to start.........

 

 

Any solutions / suggestions ?

 

Thanks,

Edited by Fred01

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Forgot to mention that the pc is running dual-boot<;

Mandriva 2009.1 & Windows XP

 

Both Mandriva & XP are running fine.

 

Have performed sev. times a chkdsk /r and chkdsk /f on XP

but indicate no issues -- so can't imagine why when trying to

upgrade Mandriva through the boot DVD this now should cause an

issue with the error msgs as per above.

 

Any one ?

 

Cheers

Fred

Edited by Fred01

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It may be the upgrading method that doesn't go too well. 2009.1 has quite a lot of kde3 support whilst 2010.0 has none. Is it possible for you to do a new install of your 2010?

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SilverSurfer, All,

 

Sorry for late reply // have been entirely away from my email.

 

FYI - I'm running GNOME not KDE;

 

Well the problem is that I can't do either an upgrade or even a full install from a DVD,

as when I boot from the DVD, the whole story as I wrote earlier starts to take place,

with as result at the end:

 

found a manidriva linux cdrom, good news!

Total Memory: 512 Mbytes

mount_compressed_may_preload: /tmp/image/install/

stage2 //mdkinst.sqfs into /tmp/stage2

(preload - 1)

opening /proc/splash failed

short write (Bad address)

third party: using modules location /tmp/image

fopen (stage1.c:355) failed: no such file or directory

 

unsetting automatic

 

exeting bootsplash

opening /proc/splash failed

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So, as you may see, I can't do either upgrade and/or total install.

 

I've been trying to understand the (error) messages, but can\t exactly figure out what

might be wrong, as the upgrade at the time from 2009.0 into 2002.1 worked fine, like all

others before that.

 

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Any one any suggestions / solutions ?

 

Thanks

 

RGDS

Fred

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I would suspect a bad download. Did you check the md5sum of the ISO?

Just because it works on other PCs doesn't mean the ISO is not corrupt as all it would take is one tiny mistake in a driver needed for your hardware but not needed on the other PCs.

 

Ken

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Sorry Ken

 

for late reply / seems to be working more these days than other things.

Maybe silly, but just how would do the md5sum check of the ISO ?

 

Basically what I've done is just clicked the file to download and when done

the download tool mentioned download to be ok ?

 

Thanks

Fred

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Fred, go to the same place you downloaded the ISO from, there you will find another file with the same name as your ISO plus a .md5 extention.

Download that file and put it the same place as your ISO.

 

Then open a console and cd to that folder, use ls to make sure your in the right folder and can see both files.

Then

md5sum -c *.md5

After a few minutes it will tell you if the ISO is good or not.

 

Ken

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Thanks Ken,

 

Have to go to Dubai for work tomorrow, but when back will give it a try,

 

Cheers

Fred

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Ok have done so / used md5sum check-- result hereunder.

Looks like ISO file downloaded is not good ?

file came from ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr

 

[francien@bell1 Downloads]$ md5sum -c *.md5

md5sum: mandriva-linux-free-2010.0-i586.iso: No such file or directory

mandriva-linux-free-2010.0-i586.iso: FAILED open or read

md5sum: WARNING: 1 of 1 listed file could not be read

[francien@bell1 Downloads]$

 

 

Any sugestion of a better and fast side ?

 

Cheers,

Fred

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Just download it again and this time burn it at the SLOWEST speed possible.

Most disc corruptions have been blamed on fast burning of discs.

 

Even when I am burning simply data discs with music and Photos, I use the slowest speed possible. I don't believe this notion that everything has to be done as quickly as possible.

 

Cheers. John.

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Eminently sensible, John. How are you, young friend?

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Hello Payasam.

Thanks , it is nice to see you are still around as well.

I am pleased to say I am hale, hearty and healthy still.

I am just under 3 weeks away from my visit to Maine , USA for 2 months to visit dear friends.

I am greatly looking forward to it. :D

 

I trust you have been OK as well. :thumbs:

 

Cheers to you and your family. John.

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Ok have done so / used md5sum check-- result hereunder.

Your md5 and ISO files don't match or are not in the same directory.

Please post the output of ls from your Downloads directory.

 

Ken

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Guest torii

I had a similar problem. Burning on a DVD-R instead of a DVD+R did the trick, even though my computer is supposed to read and burn both...

Hope this helps.

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Could well be -- have indeed twice used DVD+R and both times also performed the MD5sum check Ken mentioned earlier --with as outcome

that ISO couldn't be read// seems thus indeed a difference between using -R versus +R.

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