i recently (26th july) formatted my system and cleanly installed both winXP pro and Mandrake 10.0.
All seemed to be going well and I could boot into both windows and mandrake. After customising Mandrake to my liking (nothing too dangerous/riské, just using the desktop editor + other items in the configuration tools section), i proceeded to find out how to get ICS (internet connection sharing) working to a laptop also on my 'network'.
The PC with the dual boot has always been the one directly connected, so i figured i would have to find a way to do it with linux. After searching on the net i found a rather complex method, and, rather stupidly, followed it perfectly (not thinking to check the mandrake config section, even though there is a section called "internet connection sharing", i know, im n00b).
I did find this about 20 minutes after setting up the complex method, and proceeded to also set up using the handy user interface. I then went for a bit play in windows
and when it came time to boot back into mandrake, disaster had struck.
to be more specific, the kernel itself seemed fine, however it refused to boot into any graphical system. Now stuck on the kernel login screen, i found myself unable to do anything (told you i was n00b).
Heres what i do know:
when booting, i watched it in verbose mode, and some things got a fail... as far as i can remember, it was
mixer (my soundcard couldnt be found? its onboard, dunno if that matters)
also there was one other thing, but i cant remember its name...
has anybody got any clues what could be wrong with it? i dont wanna go to the trouble of reinstalling mandrake + setting it up again...