I was trying to install Mandrake 8.1 on my Dell Dimension XPS700 and the installation would freeze. I have a Promise Controller ATA 66 card and my hard disk is connected to it. During installation it recognizes my hard disk and shows the interrupt request at ide0 (which is 10), it also shows an interrupt request for ide1 (though nothing else is connected to the my controller card except the hard disk) and then it freezes.
The interrupt request for this ide1 is 15 and thats the last line it prints out during the installation before it goes blank! I checked that interrupt under Windows (I am trying a dual boot) and it is assigned to Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller.
I can do the installation without the ATA card, but I dont want to do this specially when I loose stuff that I open up
Here is a brief hardware spec for my system
hdc - Samsung DVD ROM
hdd - Sony CD-Writer
hde - Quantum Fireball 10.2
System Chipset - Intel 440BX
I would really appreciate any help in this regard. Thank you