My laptop has 30 gigs of hard drive with about 15 gig for windows. When I installed Mandrake I put
800 MB for "/"
800 MB for "Swap" knowing that I have only 256 Physical Memory
4 Gigs (approximately) for "/usr"
4.5 gigs (approximately) for "/home"
4.5 gigs (approximately) for "/var"
I configured all of the LAN, the screen, the time zone, user account, security password and checked all the software packages with ftp and mail servers (in some of installation trials!) I choose the MBR to install the bootloader at.
Now the problem is after I finish all the above, I press the "Reboot" button. The computer restarts and goes thru all the steps. Though, it fails in bringing up "eth0" and stands still at "Starting ALSA 0.9.6:"
I don't know if this is a usual error but I'm starting over the installation procedure from scratch every time this thing happens. However, I remember at one time while I was doing the configuration at the summary page, a pop-up message appeared stating that some of the methods (they looked like a C/C++ methods to me??) could not be found in "/usr." I don't remember exactly what the messages where, but they might ring a bell to any of you guys.
Please guys help me out. I don't want to go back to Microsoft and admit that they had the most friendly OS because I am not even convinced with that.
Thanks a lot.