i dont always put things like i should.
i am trying to get a graphical interface in mandrake 9.0.
ive used a 4mb trident, 32mb kasser?, and permedia 2 8mb (this card has worked in prior times with this distro).
i deleted the linux partitions, created a dos drive (d) and wrote about 200mb of files from "c" to "d" in windows and no problems. i then go to install mandrake 9.0. i delete the 3.6 mb "d" fat32 partition and auto allocate the linux partitions. i select the things i want to install and then it says it formats hda5,6,and7. then it installs all the packages in about two minutes. it also never asks me for the cd-2 like it should. it asks me for network info but never asks about video.
it seems its using the orgional install files and repartitioning dosent erase them.
im now giong to erase the entire disk (including windows) and try again.
also with the trident i had redhat 7.1 up and running with all the same hardware
deleted both the windows and linux partitions; auto allocated partitions and the install seems to be going in ok. also burned a new cd-1. (the third) dont know what was at fault but things look good as of now
and thanks for the input
Last edited by engineer55; 04-19-2003 at 06:26 PM.