Ladies and Gentlemen,
This is my problem. I am attempting to install Mandrake 9.2 on a brand new dual processor gigabyte board with Promise ATA 133 Raid Chipset.
Everytime I try to boot from CD I receive the current bane of my existence, it reads as such:
Could not uncompress second stage ramdisk. This is probably an hardware error while reading the data. (this may be caused by a hardware failure or a Linux kernel bug)
K - It is BOTH! The hardware (drives: two 80 gig) is not being recognized! And the Kernel can't find it! (*^(&^@(*
Anyway, the hdc is being auto id'd as my ATAPI CD ROM. So when the OS attempts to unpack (to the hdc - imagine that?!?!) the second stage to my CD ROM it fails.
Please tell me there is a patch out there!?????
At this point I am ready to either switch distros, or go back to the man!
Second question - if I switch distros which would be best? I will be web and game hosting off of this machine ... it will be used soley for that purpose! Let me know. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Viva La Revolucion!