Trying to install Mandrake 10 on a clean hard drive, but get a 'grub>' prompt within seconds. What do I do?
Posted on 2004-09-15
Linux is completely alien to me as I’ve never used it before, so please bear with me and advise me in step-by-step instructions. I am however fully experienced with various Windows OS setup’s, so I really just need an interpreter.
I’m trying to install Mandrake 10 onto a computer that will backup a Windows 2000 server. Being familiar with windows, I’ve reformatted, scandisk’ed and then deleted the primary partion on the hard drive to ensure I have an undamaged and clean HD.
I’ve downloaded the three Linux OS files and burned them onto three discs.
With disc one (and tried with disk two) in the CD tray, I’ve rebooted.
Following the BIOS boot, I am given a ‘grub’ version number, some text about pressing tab for options (which doesn’t work now that I’ve deleted the HD partions), and on a new line, ‘grub>’.
What do I type in from this prompt to get the install going? As I say, I only know Windows C: E: etc.
Thanks in advance