This is my first time installing any type of Linux.
I installed Mandrake as a dual boot, with Windows on one hard drive and Mandrake on the secondary dard drive. The first time it worked fine. After the install I rebooted, and played around a bit. It all worked great. Then I accidentaly turned it off by pressing the power button on the PC itself (I'm used to hibernating in windows). I also changed some boot settings (I think). When I re-booted, I got the message (as far as I can remember)
"kernel 2.6.3-7mdk i686
(Or something to that effect).
I entered my username, and got
I had no idea how to enter the Graphical interface, and searching the net brought no results, so I reinstalled Mandrake. This time in the boot loader options in the install I choose lilo graphical instead of GRUB (which I used before), and hdb1. Now when I boot, it says
"Veryfying DMI Pool Data ..........
It's been there the last fifteen minutes, no change, and I am completely lost. Please help!