This'll be my third install of linux... I first tried with RH 8, couldn't get it to work. I managed to get Mandrake 9 running, but there was no sound + I really screwed it up + I didn't really like it too much.
So, I'm trying to install RH 9 now.
I have 2 drives, a 40 gig and a 10 gig. The 40 gig is running Windows XP, and the 10 gig is empty, except for a 2 gig FAT partition.
I have a CD drive, and a DVD/CD drive. I know that the DVD drive is recognized, so I'm using that one.
I can't boot off the CD, since either
A - My comp won't allow (which would be odd, since both drives are fairly recent) booting from CD.
B - I'm too incompetent to figure it out
C - I've forgotten/haven't changed the BIOS.
So, I created a boot disk, using the bootdisk.img file from CD1.
Oh ya, and I've still got the LILO boot loader on there from mandrake.
To the problem
It boots up, and goes to the RH 9 disk start thingy.
I hit enter (I've tried a number of boot options), and it starts listing all my hardware (no clue why, as I said, I'm a newbie). It runs through things, then gets to this message:
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
then it just *sigh*... sits there.
no clue what to do.
I'll keep trying to figure something out in the meantime, but it would be much appreciated if someone could try helping