Problems installing upgrade software for Mandrake 9.2.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 03:16 AM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 06:20 PM
They could have been exposed to a number of environmental problems, static, magnetic discharge...
Do they look like commercially made disks, or homemade?
The other possibility is an old cdrom drive. What system (make and model) are you attempting to do the installation on. Older cdrom drives sometimes are not able to read some disks properly.
If it is a newer system, consider a newer version of Mandrake, as yours is an older version and may not have the hardware support that you need.
The GUI errors are a result of some of the core packages not being installed properly, a sign of bad disk(s).
Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:49 AM
Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:18 AM
Given the age of the system, the cdrom drive could be at fault also. Can you try the disks on another system? If they work there, you have your answer, the cdom drive. If not, then you know the disks are at fault.
Another trick you might try is to boot from disk #2. When you get a message that this is not the first installation disk, switch out to disk #1. See if you get any further with the installation.
My guess, cheap disks that your drive can't read. Trying another box or cdrom drive will give you the answer.