Good to see the resolution to this problem for your Toshiba.
I went the same route as you did (sort of). I partitioned manually with cfdisk.
I shied away from auto-partitioning because hda is filled with stuff I don't want to erase.
Is there an option for selecting hdc over hda w/ auto-partitioning?
Apologies in advance for a question that may be answered empirically.
However, a little theory is nice when the possibility of erasing 10GB worth of data arises.
Aside from that, any ideas on why this arose from a manual partitioning?
btw, I was able to start up linux and configure XFree86 without having to finish the post-installation configuration.
Just had some problems with new user creation. Out of curiosity, anybody have an explanation for that?