Problems installing Mandrake 10.0 on a Dell Latitude D800
After partitioning my Dell Latitude D800, I attempted to install Mandrake 10.0. After completing the installation process of Mandrake 10.0, apparently successfully, I rebooted and LILO came up as expected. I selected the default Linux and it started to boot up. Everything was fine until my sound card erupted with a loud tone! I waited a few minutes hoping that this annoying loud tone would stop but it never did. I had to manually turn my laptop off.
Before during and after the tone incident, I was monitoring the verbose mode on my laptop and noticed the boot up process paused. I can't recall what part or function failed, but I think the sound card initialization would probably be a good guess.
I've successfully installed Mandrake 10.0 on another Dell Inspiron 1100 at home, using the same partitioning format, therefore, I doubt the problem is with the MBR or any such thing related to hard drive partitioning. I suspect the problem is unique to the D800. Has anyone successfully installed Mandrake 10.0 on the D800? Or any distro for that matter?