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Trouble installing mandrake on oldish computer

thegreenstarthegreenstar Posts: 173Member
Hey...I have a gateway 2000 computer. It used to have windows 3.1 on it but I uninstalled it. My parents lost the disks to install it again. I have tried several different methods of installing Mandrake Linux 9.1 from a CD, however none of them work. The one that seemed most promising was this (D: is my CD drive)

C:>D:
D:>cd dosutilsautoboot
D:>D:dosutilsautoboot> autoboot.bat

on the second line, the computer displays

INVALID DIRECTORY

is there another, perhapse sure-fire way to install it using DOS?

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  • FirestormFirestorm Posts: 162Member
    : Hey...I have a gateway 2000 computer. It used to have windows 3.1 on it but I uninstalled it. My parents lost the disks to install it again. I have tried several different methods of installing Mandrake Linux 9.1 from a CD, however none of them work. The one that seemed most promising was this (D: is my CD drive)
    :
    : C:>D:
    : D:>cd dosutilsautoboot
    : D:>D:dosutilsautoboot> autoboot.bat
    :
    : on the second line, the computer displays
    :
    : INVALID DIRECTORY
    :
    : is there another, perhapse sure-fire way to install it using DOS?
    :
    I'm not sure how YOU use to install systems but I would prefer rebooting the computer going into BIOS setting CD as booting medium. Then put the CD into the drive and reboot again and what do we see? a nice Mdk interface!
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