install mandrake blank hd cd won't boot
I put the main hd back in, set the new one as a slave, ran fdisk, formatted it with ntfs, xp launches, I can browse to mandrake 9.2 cd 1, lots of files and folders. In fact, if I put the cd in the drive, it autoruns and brings up a dialog box with install as one of the options. I select install, it notes an immediate reboot is necessary, after which mandrake is supposed to install, but after the reboot, the cd light blinks fast for about a minute, then slow and steady blinks continue as xp launches. if I open the drive and remove the mandrake cd, the cd drawer won't close, and the cd drive is not even visible in windows explorer...shut down and restart, the cd drive is back, but no hint of mandrake.