Hi, thanks for getting back :-)
I havent even got to that stage yet. It is a cut down version of the Mandrake, (things like SQL server and apache have been taken off because its a magazine cover CD, to make other things fit on the CD)
Anyway...I havent even got to the stage of installing anything yet. In the magazine it came with it says to double click "install.bat" which i did, it tries to copy the file ctl3d32.dll to the windows\system directory.
After that i get a white box to allocate space for the native partition and the swap space which I try to do.
The default size it says is 400mb. I even changed it to 580mb, when i click OK its says not enough space. Im only left to abandon installation altogether.
any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated since i even tried it a few months ago, and then left it.