ok, so I messed up my permissons somehow, and seeing as how sarge just went stable, I downloaded the cd set at school. When I try to use the first cd to reinstall my system, it goes through all the steps up until loading the installer components. then it gets to 59%, and pauses at fdisk-udeb. This is a newly downloaded cd, and there are no scratches on it. However, my laptop was knocked off the table by a newfoundland dog(yes it's my dog, yes it's still living
), so the CD drive may have sustained damage, however, I was able to boot knoppix and use it, so I don't think it's the cd drive. Thoughts?