I recently tried to install Linux Mandrake 7.1 onto a brand new computer. When the installer got to the part where it partitions your hard drive, it first told me that it "Could not read partition table." It did let me partition the drive, though, and successfully created new partitions. However, when it went to format the partitions, it told me very unspecifically "Error creating filesystem."
What should I do? Any help would be really appreciated.