Mandrake Install failure and I think its the motherboard
Hi guys and gals,
I have a brand spanking new Abit BH7 mobo with Intel 845e chipset and a P4 CPU. A wonderful combination I thought after a wait to afford the upgrade. However, I have experienced a variety of problems rendering an installation of either mdk 9.0 or 9.1 complete failures, which is especially annoying as I have both installed elsewhere.
Firstly, I found the DVD drive failed to be read and the log returns a DATA_ERROR in response to the request for isofs.... Not an issue with the DVDs I used as I have separate install CDs as well.
Tried a network install which rendered alternative failures when the attempted detection of network drives for the onboard LAN occurred.
The most significant thing I have noticed which cannot be good is the following in the boot from the floppy just prior to the failures:
PCI: Device not available because of resource collisions
CH4: ide_setup_pci_device: could not enable device
I have no idea what this means despite trawling google so any idea would be good. I have realised the CH4 refers to the chipset.
Basically, are there issues with linux (or mdk linux) and the mobo I have. Again failed to find anything on the web.
Any ideas including hardware, BIOS settings et al greatly appreciated. Have tried pci=biosirq and disabled apic but these have made no difference.
Thanks in anticipation