View Full Version : Redmond/lycoris install probs

02-15-2002, 02:27 AM
hi, i've just tried to install lycoris.rl but it hangs on "starting lizard" i am runing win98se with one partition, although i have just deleted a linux partition, any ideas on how to get the dam thing to install?

02-16-2002, 05:38 AM
I have installed Remond only one time, I am a Solaris/Slackware man myself. Try starting from scratch on a machine with nothing on it

02-16-2002, 05:43 AM
the machine i used had a blank FAT 32 hd, and i dont have access to any other computers (hey im only 15), thanks any way.

02-16-2002, 07:40 AM
I think you'd be better off installing mandrake, lycoris is an interesting idea but from the reviews I've seen it's lacking a lot of the apps you get in a more mature distro.

02-16-2002, 07:45 AM
IM getting a friend with cable to d/l me it now :D:D:D:D:D hehe, the only reason i went with lycoris cus it is only 1 cd...

02-16-2002, 08:02 AM
Cool. I think you'll find that mandrake will do a good job of detecting your hardware as well.

02-16-2002, 08:06 AM
i just wonna try new stuff..like linux :D:D:D:D and well of course then theres hardware that i wonna try like..er..having a bigger HD would be a start...8Gb not much to go on when ur best mate feeding you with downloads

02-22-2002, 04:21 PM
yay i have mandrake now and it rocks :D...windows XP will have to remain my main os cus i need to use office...

02-22-2002, 11:00 PM
I hate to be the one to tell you this...but...mandrake 8.2 is about to be released...it's only a week or so away...it's not as bad as it sounds, you can use the rpm's from cooker (http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/cookerdevel.php3) to update.

03-03-2002, 02:18 AM
are there ne improvements over 8.1?

03-03-2002, 04:52 AM
Mostly bug and security fixes, but it will have a 2.4.17 kernel in it and xfree86-4.2.0.

03-03-2002, 05:36 PM
and in layman's terms that means.......?

03-03-2002, 05:47 PM
It fixes little probs that the earilier one had plus adds the latest kernel to it. :smokin:

03-03-2002, 05:49 PM
yeh i knew what the first bit was, that was obvious just didn't get the second bit but nm.

03-03-2002, 06:07 PM
The latest version of xfree86?
oh ya better check ya other thread here too. ;)

03-03-2002, 06:39 PM
XFree86 is what puts the pretty pictures on the screen.