How did you create the partitions? Did you put a filesystem on them afterwards? Try:
mke2fs -j /dev/hdxx
Where hdxx is the partition(s) you created. To view them, use:
fdisk -l (FDISK -L lowercase)
I was under the impression your PC doesn't even boot from CD?
Just a word to the wise though: Try not to respond to the questions with 0 replies unless you've got constructive ideas for them. Quite a few users of the board will search for questions with 0 replies, and if your reply is "Sure is a nice day" then that just took away (probably more than) over half of the views their thread would have had. It's just a curteousy I too had to succumb to ( I used to crack some good jokes around here
I also used to give some really bad advice, and it was the first response! ).
Just a suggestion of course