I thought perhaps that the Install DVD had issues, so I tried to install from a LIVE CD. When I got to the part to allocate disk space, the Live CD seemed to reverse the order of my disks showing me /dev/sda as what should have been /dev/sdc. I have a mix of Pata and Sata drives and it seems the 32 bit OS's (PCLinuxOS) has always listed them with the Pata drives first, then the Sata drives. At this point, I chose the partitions I wanted from what the Live CD said was sda, continued the install, and re-booted, or tried to. Grub seemed to fail and I couldn't get to either OS installation. So , I went back to the DVD ( which presented what I beleived to be SDC AS sdc ), selected my partitions, and re-installed. At re-boot this time, I got a boot menu. Mageia still did not work, but I was able to get to the PCLinuxOS installation.
Since then, I have tried, SolusOS Live CD(64) , Fedora 17 Live CD (64), and there may have been another - all seem to have issues with the disk setup. I really don't want to lose my PCLinuxOS installation, but I would also really like to try the 64 bit Linux on my machine.
Last edited by caffap; 08-21-2012 at 01:58 PM.