Quote by Zohra\:
Guess what guys..i do not know what is going on!!! When i run the cd it says it will reboot and install mandrake...and than it reboots and comes back to windows what is going on and what am i doing wrong>>Thanks
If you mean by this that your CD successfully booted and you installed Mandrake, but on the first re-boot after installation your computer booted directly into Windows, then you probably didn't complete the Bootloader section correctly for your situation. In Linux you have two main ways of booting into Linux. The first way, in the installation procedure, you say 'Yes' to the bootloader option - Lilo - and have the installation routine write the boot code to the Master Boot Record of your hard disk. This overwrites the Windows bootloader that was there, but puts in its place a menu that you can select Linux or Windows from. If you're not happy with overwriting your current MBR, then you use the second way, where you create a floppy boot disk in the installation routine that bypasses the HD MBR and boots straight into Linux. As your machine doesn't have a floppy drive, you have no option but to select the first method.
If this is the case, you can fix this by running the installation disk again, but select 'Upgrade' mode, and make no changes to your original installation until you get to the Bootloader section, right near the end. There, make sure you say 'Yes' to creating the bootloader, and select MBR as the location to store it. Then re-boot and Robert's your father's brother.