New hard drive, 80Gb seagate.
Installed windoze me.
Tried to install Mandrake 8.2, wouldn't let me. Got as far as disk partitioning when it stopped with the following error
I can't read your partion table, it's too corrupt for me. I can try to go on blanking bad partitions (ALL DATA will be lost). The other solution is to disallow DrakX to modify the partion table (the error is ask_before_blanking: partitions sector (number) and sector (number) are overlapping (9Gb)
Resized the drive from windoze with partition magic, even reformated the extra space as e2fs.
I still can't get past disk partitioning in the installation.
I can go into rescue mode and fdisk the drive but it doesn't find a problem.
So, what is the problem and how do I get linux on my machine?