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Hi, i'm a newbie too. Is your cd-rom a LG maybe? Take a look at the mandrake website, 'cos some LG units have problem whit that distro, but there is a list of links where you cand find new firmware for them and resolve the problem.
I hope it help you...
lol thanx. yeah i think im just gonna slap one of my old CD drives in there. i checked the site it says my smsung CD drive is supported but who knows. ill post back here and let yall know if the new drive works.
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.2, Slackware 10, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server
I think you probly use IDE.. but yes, you know why it is hell of hard? because it doesn't automaticlly F*ck up your computer. If you do use computers a lot and interested in how it works, Linux is definetly for you! If you want control over your system, security, and a reliable source (the community) developing your software, choose linux!
man mandrake linux comes with the easiest possible installation process, all u need is some basic computer knowledge + u should know what hardware you have inside your box. So why dont u open it up and take a look inside, if thats a bit difiicult for u then open the manual which came along with your PC.
and as for your ans to harddisk/SCCI devices press yes :>
Originally posted by nathan15243 thanx for the warm welcome. i know someday i will learn to love linux and even swear by it. until then plz bear with me as i learn as fast as i can.
Can you access the drive?
if yes copy the setup image on a floppy and then reboot your computer. make sure your floppy is the first dive at boot. you'll be taken into the MDK setup menu.
I don't rememeber exactly each step 'cause i went to slack some time ago. Ayway it should work fine.