can't start mandrake linux on a dual boot ibm t30
Hi, guys, recently i installed mandrake onto my t30 with winxp installed already, it is very handy to install, since mandrake almost does everything for me, after the installation, i reboot the machine i get promopted a screen of five options: linux-smp, linux, linux-nonfb, failsafe, windows. first question, can someone please what they mean exactly, the windows led me to xp but how about the others, second questions, i waited for 10 secs, and by default it takes me to linux, i logged in, and type startx on the line to start linux interface, that is when i get this error message:
"XIO : fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on server "'0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed with 0 events remaining)"
by the way, my laptop worked fine when had a dual boot xp and slackware.
can someone please help? i really appreciate it