I downloaded the iso images useing cuteftp in binary mode. I had to resume a few times. Didn't run a checksum either(I know I should have.) The first 3 disc coastered because I used Nero in the image wizard interface. The next 3 I follow the instruction listed in the ftp server concerning how to burn the iso images with nero. I really beginning to think that its the CDs I'm useing. The evidence is clear:
I installed Win98, and WinXP countless times without any problems.
LILO will start up at the bio screen, instead of bootup "LILO", it will say LIL...(weres the "O"?)
During installing, I kept getting messages like "error install so and so package". Got about 12+ of them. And thats with the default packages.
During installing my mouse was not able to work until the mouse config screen.
Darn floppy, and CD drives would not work. Dispite the fact that my bios can recognize them and I had to use cd drive to install the whole thing.
FOUR hours to install. (and trying installing it twice
Heres the BIG WTF! During installing, I was able to get a network connection to update some packages(even showing a list of ftp servers), but when Linux in booted I'm not able to get on the internet, or find the least evidence of my ip address.
It better be the CDs, because there is no way in hell my comp is that outdated. Right now I was thinking about downloading Red Hat, but I might just have to redownload Mandrake again, but this time sumcheck. BTW, any program anyone suggest to burn the images. (Nero might had been the problem also.) I know this is a long post and most people would not read this much, but if anyone had similar problems concerning the ones I listed, please speak on it. FOR KNOWLEDGE SACKS!