I'm having the same problem with the hdlist error. I have the official mandrake 8.1 powerpack, so it has nothing to do with the sketchiness of the distribution. Furthermore, I've used the cd's to install mandrake at least 10 times before without a problem. But now, I get the darn hdlist not found every time I go through the one hour long installation process, and I'm sent back to the beginning. Naturally, this is frustrating.
What is an hdlist, anyway? Is that the CD-ROM's index file?:smash:
If anyone has a solution, or at least knows why this error is occuring, please let met know. Until then, I'm trapped in windows!