Weird install errors mostly covers stuff like not recognizing the CDROM drive, not be able to compile, etc...
To get around this, I simply bumped that distro on that computer back to 8.2 and it worked fine...so yes, I would be wanting to upgrade to the new software packages as well
Haha...and yeah - NOVA means northern virginia
. I'm in Fairfax County as well - senior at West Springfield High School, and I live just off Old Keen Mill Road
. I hope that brings some memories.