Joined: 28 Aug 2002 Posts: 0 Location: U.S.A (west)
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:15 pm Post subject:
if you have a different disk, the first thing I would do is try to install it on that. It looks/sounds like your packages are trying to write to a bad sector on the drive or an improperly partitioned file system. What is your partitioning schema like? (i.e. /boot =?MB, root=?MB swap =?MB? Is it ext2 fs? or did you try ext3 or riserfs?
Personally I would bet the house on Hardware issues - leaning towards a bad physical disk - then perhaps a memory slot or IDE SCSI channel.
I know it sounds broad, but....
If the Mandrake install started puking after 150 days and your SURE nothing happened to the O/S (overwrite a critical binary or something...)
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