I'm assuming you've tried to install it several times, each time met with a freeze? Or did you simply try it once, have it freeze and give up?
I've experienced freezes during the Mandrake 9.1 install process. I've also gotten kernel errors during the second stage install.
I'm guessing the reason for these issues has to do with the fact that I downloaded the ISOs and burned them to disk. The disks are wearing out rather quickly. I usually take the disk out, wipe it off really good, put it back in, and try it again.
That seemed to solve it for me.