Installing Mandrake Linux

  Pathologist 12:50 19 Jan 05

Following the articles about the Linux OS in the March 2005 issue of PCA, I decided to give this OS a try out. I downloaded the three Mandrake ISO CD files and burnt each one to a separate CD. I then reset the Bios boot start to 'CD drive', put the first of the CDs in the drive and rebooted. The machine refused to boot from the CD drive, so I reset it all again - many times in fact. Each time the computer starts my Window 98SE boot up. I simply can't get it to start from the CD drive. What am I doing wrong? Help please!

  dth 17:27 19 Jan 05

Sounds like there is a problem with the CDs that you have made. It might be easier to just buy one of the computer magazines that include Mandrake CDs.

  Djohn 17:38 19 Jan 05

Full installation guide of Mandrake with graphics from our own Powerless. Excellent guide in 3 parts, very easy to follow, just click on the continu links to parts 2 & 3 after reading part 1. click here

  Pathologist 17:49 19 Jan 05

I was doing something very stupid, at least in retrospect. I didn't realise that you don't burn the ISO image onto CDs, but rather you OPEN each image and then burn the CDs. This gives 3 CDs full of different files, with the first one opening with a screen which contains installation details, among other things.
So, thanks for your help, but I think I'm now OK!

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