I bought Mandrake Linux about a month ago, tried to install it in my Sony Vaio running windows 95, but come with a problem. The cd installation kept getting hang-up before it started, leaving me with a I/O error and saying \"it can\'t recover from this\". So I got on one of the other linux message boards and someone told me to type in linux nomce or linux hbd=nodma. The command linux hbd=nodma work, got through most of the install, until it asked me for my video card, I must have gave it the wrong card because the screen went black. After that the whole installation got cut, because I had to reboot with finishing the install. I tried to install again, but couldn\'t and I couldn\'t delete the partition linux created.
Now I am trying to install Mandrake Linux in my HP windows 98 desktop, and I am getting the same cd hang-up I/O error. Nothing I try is working, not even those commands. Is there a way around this error? or a way to fix it? What is causing this error? and How can I successfully make it through the install?
I heard Linux has more availability then windows and I am ready to get started learning linux. I am Also ready to get rid of windows altogether!
Thank you for listening:-)