Prior to attempting to install Mandrake 10.1 I've ben reading an installation document . It says to configure the BIOS and mentions "PNP OS" or "Plug'n'Play OS"., so that linux will detect my hardware.
I've been into the BIOS settings and find these two likely looking options-
CPU PnP Set Up with following options;
CPU Over-clocking - set to disabled
CPU frequency - 133 Mhz
DRAM - auto
actually looks like I've missed copying a line.
Second option -
PCI Plug and Play Set Up
Share memory size 32 MB
Primary Graphics Adapter - PCI
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA - yes
PCI IDE Bus Master - disabled
Is it one of these options? They are the only selections that seemed to have the correct words.