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11-02-2004, 09:14 PM
Hi there, i have Mandrake 9.0 on CD and i want to install it.

I have partition magic 7 demo and i will format my hdd to ext2.

But before i did that i tried to install and when it was going through all its dooddaa it said failed to uncompress second stage ramdisk or something. What is this?

11-02-2004, 09:40 PM
i had the same problem installing mandrake linux 8 on my system

but a better version (9) worked. so try the latest version

11-02-2004, 09:46 PM
i dont have access to a better version.

I only have Mandrake 9.0 from APC

Graham L
12-02-2004, 02:25 PM
You are much better off to not make any partitions for Linux with anything other than Linux. The installer will do it. Properly. Just leave it an area which is unallocated.

However, that error you are getting is nothing to do with the disk partiions.

The installer sets up a ramdisk, and expands the compressed OS it needs to do the installation. The most likely cause of that error is either that the CD has some corruption or you have flakey ram.