I'm Xavier as well but from Mozambique. What I need is some push to solve my problem - Mandrake 9.1 -. After install Mandrake I decide to share my disk (HD), and make two partion, to install windows in that 2nd partion. The Mandrake 9.2, run perfectly until I decide to change the M.Board. The Linux Mandrake stop to work -error at start up - and I install WinXP which run perfectly now, but, yes, but the LILO desapear, and the only O.S. I can use is WinXP. I try to recovery starting up the system trhu Mandrake disk1. Well, after run disk1 I choose F1 - I can only run in text mode - as I sayng choose F1 than text mode, and after all Mandrake detecting settings and hardware, it stop sayng cannot found CD-Rom Driver! 'Course it ask me to give de cdrom driver to Karnel, but my knowladge abou Linux stop there! And w/o CdRom driver no installation at all!
It's not a bios problem cause it works winXP, even it boot from Mandrake Disk1. The idea is to format the linux partion and reinstall it again, but I can't managed it.
That's what worry me...