Got new computer, should be able to run mandriva pretty.
I installed vista (64bit ultimate) but left a 100Gb partition for screwing arround with in linux (or reparationing when i need more space and because i couldn't decide whether to put it for programs/games/vista(200Gb) or documents(inc movies, music and anything that doesn't mod the registry)(400Gb)).
Anyway I downloaded mandriva 2008 spring x86 free ed installer (not live) DVD from my ISP (it doesn't count towards my usage)
Also downloaded Fedora 9 installer.
I downloaded with DownthemALL and i'm pretty sure i had an MD5 check set.
I burned with nero 8 and did validate contents
I try to install mandriva and after getting to the blue screen where i selected "Install Mandriva 2008 spring".
As soon as it starts I presses esc, cos i like to be able to read what it's doing (I can't help myself)
It goes through detecting USB devices etc.
Then comesup with "insmod failed: no CD-ROM Device found" or something like that. Then it asked me to select 3rd party device or driver (can't remember) As i try everything from IDE-CD, IDE-Generic, SATA options, the Silicon Images optitions (Silicon images makes my sata disk controller)
Each time it askes for "device parameters, options :_" i leave it blank.
I tryed fedora 9 worked fairly fine, (generated error after disk check was completedd successfully, but when i skipped disc check after reboot, then all good) I installed boot wrong and had to format it off before i could get back into windows, but that's OK as i didn't like it anyway GNOME by default, GNOME makes me bleed inside.
And it's KDE looked like GNOME too, I must have done something wrong.
But it doesn't matter as i always intended to use mandriva anyway.
Back to mandriva, I did a MD5 Check on the ISO, and it failed (but maybe i used the wrong MD5, hard to select from a ftp server with all the differnt ISOs, MD5s, SHA1s, and attached asc's for every differnent current release of madriva 2008.1 for every ach in One,3 Cd's, and dvd installers.
Anyway I redownloaded, this time toing a SHA1 check with Down them ALl. burned and validated contents with nero again.
tryed installing again.
Then i tried again with a install DVD in both my DVD drives (since i now had 2)
Here are My systems stats:
Power supply Zalman ZM750-HP Power Supply Unit
Motherboard ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe Wifi
CPU intel duo E8500 3.16 GHz
Graphics Card Ati radeon HD4870
RAM Corsair TW3X4G1333C9DHX 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB)
Harddrive 750Gb Samsung SATA2 HDD 32Mb 7200rpm
DVD (x2) Asus DRW-2014L1T LighScribe 20X SATA
No Floppy as hasn't arrived yet,