Unfortunately many people haven't been as lucky as you with this current run
of cdroms (including me). Yet I will always encourage newbies to purchase
the pocketbooks if only for the distributions contained on them, as I and
others have had very good experiences with the pocketbooks in the past, and
I'm not going to let one problem (which they've promised to correct for me)
colour my entire opinion. However, seeing as others (including me) have had
the same or similar symptoms due to a poor run of a few of the cdroms, it
seemed salient to this troubleshooting discussion and worthy of comment :-)
> I've installed Mandrake 7.2 from the APC PocketBook on several machines -
> probs at all. I don't think that that is where this problem is hiding.
> > Have you tried the mandrake cdrom boot/install on another computer? If
> > you're using the mandrake 7.2 bootable installation cdrom from the linux
> > pocketbook then I'd say that's the problem. I've had the same trouble.
> > The Mandrake 7.2 installation cdrom was produced even more poorly than
> > otehr cdroms in the pocketbook set this time around. I think they've
> > learned their lesson, and will do better next time, but until then you
> > to contact the company and have them send you out another cdrom.
> > Ari
> > > sorry
> > > i forgot to mention
> > > it is a ide cd writer set to slave on the primary controler and the
> > a
> > > 20gb seagate
> > > > >a) when booting from the cd-rom it shows that it is capable of
> > the
> > > > >fdd, it hangs for a second then boots the hdd. The Bios is set to
> > > off
> > > > >cdrom (the cd rom is a Sony 928e CD WRITER)
> > > > have you been able to boot from other cdroms? perhaps your cdrom
> > scsi
> > > > card) does not support this?
> > > > >b) when booting from dos and using autorun I get a read error from
> > > linux
> > > > >cd (tried the cd on another system worked without any problems).
> > > > without the specific error, it's near impossible for anyone to fix
> > > > >2. When Installing mandrake 7.2 it will not mount the cd rom when
> > running
> > > > >install or when using linux.
> > > > what exact command are you trying, and what are the errors
> > > > is it scsi/ide? if scsi do you know the channel/id/lun? if ide
> > > > do you know which controller it's on, and if it's master or slave?
> > > > try to be more specific...
> > > > m.
> > > > --
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