I found the problem...the iso was bad.
Downloaded the first disc form the 1-6 CD from a different location ripped it and it booted fine in my systme with now problems.
I'll be running it in vmware this weekend.
People with bad .iso images on their servers need to fix that trash.
I was thinking that everyone was crazy after attempting to download it 5 separate times with no luck.
After all I went through I would advise people to just pay for it from some vendor for $4.99 or something.
Last edited by vwtech; 01-24-2008 at 11:46 AM.