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Try to boot from it, and I get a really garbled screen and I cannot read anything or even make out what the pictures are. Pushing enter gets me to another screen, but I can't get past there.
I installed Windows XP just to see if that would help me. No. I put it in the drive, it autostarts and I click 'Install Mandrakelinux' and NOTHING happens. I mean, nothing. The three links on the right work, but I cannot install it.
Running a FRESH install of XP (no drivers, nothing) with SP2 on an Athlon64 3400+ on the MSI K8N Neo Platinum board.
If you read this, at least respond with something! Using someone else's computer right now, and I have a lot I need to do with mine!
Actually, that one just finished, it just seems to be going MEGA SLOW. How do I even know that it isn't installing to my Windows partition!? After I chose low-graphics installation and then my language, it started doing this...
no, the installer isn't working It's easy to install w/ great help and descriptions and stuff.
try Fedora Core 3, it's native to x86_64.
*one problem w/ Fedora (Red Hat)
The free versions do not come w/ mpeg or mp3 playing ability you must add that your self.
mplayer or xine for movies (build from source)
rebuild xmms from source as well (to include mp3 support)
often times redhat (and mandrake) will complain about faild dependencies.
this is know and dependency hell, and can be a nightmare.
don't get frustrated, write stuff down, read carefully (one char can make all the difference)
and you should be fine.
In my opinion both distro's are broken.
If I were in your shoes, I would start w/ slackware.
it will give you a more realistic picture of how linux really works.
A little harder to learn at the get-go (not much tho) but it will save you many many headaches in the future.