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Linux-Mandrake install hang at glibc-2.1.1-16mdk ... help!

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Every time i try to install linux-mandrake 6.1, the install just hangs on the 4th file ... package: glibc-2.1.1-16mdk/Size: 16688k/Summary:GNU libc ... installing on a pb 166mmx
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by:tdchar
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I would like to suggest that you take a look at what happend to my efforts to install this package.
Cheers
Thomas

Try this link:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=linuxsetup&qid=10245526 

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by:surfingalong
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you may try turning off the BIOS virus scanner (just while you are installing of course) it causes problems while setting things up.
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by:patowic
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It is possible that you have a bad CDROM.  It is also possible that mandrake is having problems with your hardware.  Mandrake is...well, worse than redhat.  It's almost as bad as NT.  Perhaps a copy of Caldera OpenLinux from http://www.cheapbytes.com/ ?
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by:Znarf__blaster
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I do have a msg on the install that I do not have a SMP capable motherboard ... is this a prob??
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by:patowic
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Nope :)  SMP == Symettric Multi-Processing, meaning that the board supports 2 or more CPUs.

I suspect that you've got a defective CD.  Particularly after reading tdchar's link above.

Mandrake is...well...just about as bad as NT.  It's a bear to install, and lots of things tend to be broken.  :(

Alternately, are there any scratches on the CD itself?  Is this the first time the CD has really been used?  Has it ever successfully installed a whole installation of linux onto a machine?
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I have e-mailed Macmillan twice to get a replacement CD. So far they have not even replied to either e-mail. I have succesfuly installed Slackware Linux and so far so good.
Cheers,
Thomas
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by:Znarf__blaster
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thanks for all the info ... i am taking mandrake back to exchange if possible ... am going to try slackware ...
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by:patowic
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Good deal.  Good luck with slackware :)
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by:Znarf__blaster
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place that i went to didnt have slackware ... so i got redhat 6.1 ... same prob!! ... HELP!?!? ... hangs ... <alt><f4> shows a <4>hdc interrupt lost about every 10 seconds
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by:patowic
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hdc interrupt lost?  Sounds like your CDROM may be going south...  do you have a spare CDROM drive you can test with?  
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by:Znarf__blaster
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well ... the cdrom works fine in windows 95 ... could it be some kind of conflict ... soundblaster compatible, 16X, on a packard bell 166mmx with integrated sound card
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by:patowic
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If you still have windows on the HD, try copying some big files to the hard drive from the CD--like 60-90 MB, if you can.  If those copy with no error, then there is probably some sort of problem with the install program, and we'll start attacking that angle :)
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copy went fine ... ??
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by:patowic
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damn.  damn.  what the hell?  I'd say it's time to jack up the points to 50 or so, and see if that can attract a big hitter.  I'm about out of ideas on this one.  Sorry, dude!

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by:Znarf__blaster
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k ... thanx anyway ... i think ill take your advice
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tommyh111699 earned 100 total points
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That install needs 16MB ram.
If less than that the install will hang.
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by:Znarf__blaster
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currently running 48MB ram
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by:Znarf__blaster
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copied install files to hd ... installed fine ... unable to install other progs off the cd ... alt f4 shows the hdc interrupt lost still if trying to install or copy files of any size ... however i can read from the cd-rom ... ??
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