Hard Drive install <help>

Hard Drive install <help>

Post by G_REEPE » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00




>Hello,

> I have downloaded all the needed files for linux mandrake 6.1 onto my hard
>drive
>but when I go to install from hard drive it wont see the dir were the files
>are.

> (I have converted a drive to FAT16 so linux can see it and it is mounted on
>what i have now mandrake 6.0)
>also when I tell the setup to install/upgrade from the hard drive it doesnt
>prompt me for any 2nd supp disk
>any comments
>thanks
>brend

Not trying to be mean or anything but you should order a cheap cd from lsl, or
cheapbytes. Hard drive installs can cause major headaces.
my only other helpful note is does it ask u wher the rpms are during the
install? i ask cause often when it does newbies  sometimes may not understand
the way Linux  looks at the file system and put in the location as something
like d:\mandrake or something like that.
steven
 
 
 

Hard Drive install <help>

Post by Bende » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


Hello,

 I have downloaded all the needed files for linux mandrake 6.1 onto my hard
drive
but when I go to install from hard drive it wont see the dir were the files
are.

 (I have converted a drive to FAT16 so linux can see it and it is mounted on
what i have now mandrake 6.0)
also when I tell the setup to install/upgrade from the hard drive it doesnt
prompt me for any 2nd supp disk
any comments
thanks
brend

 
 
 

Hard Drive install <help>

Post by Bende » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


Yes that is good advice re:ordering from cheap bytes...but im impatient :)
it doesnt ask were the RPMs are spicifically but it does ake what partition
like hda1 or hda3
it will ask what dir they are i put the files in d:\mandrake   but I select
hda3 as the partition and  /mandrake  as the dir is this right?

thanx for the reply!!
bender



>>Hello,

>> I have downloaded all the needed files for linux mandrake 6.1 onto my
hard
>>drive
>>but when I go to install from hard drive it wont see the dir were the
files
>>are.

>> (I have converted a drive to FAT16 so linux can see it and it is mounted
on
>>what i have now mandrake 6.0)
>>also when I tell the setup to install/upgrade from the hard drive it
doesnt
>>prompt me for any 2nd supp disk
>>any comments
>>thanks
>>brend
>Not trying to be mean or anything but you should order a cheap cd from lsl,
or
>cheapbytes. Hard drive installs can cause major headaces.
>my only other helpful note is does it ask u wher the rpms are during the
>install? i ask cause often when it does newbies  sometimes may not
understand
>the way Linux  looks at the file system and put in the location as
something
>like d:\mandrake or something like that.
>steven

 
 
 

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