Hey everyone, as you can tell from the thread subject, I'm trying to install Mandrake 10.1 on my new computer. I've been reading a lot about Linux for a while, but I am still a complete Newbie
Specs: AMD athlon 64 3200, Asus A8N SLI mobo, 1 Gb of Shika RAM, MSI 6600GT.
I'm also installing to a secondairy HD seperate from my main HD.
I downloaded the 3 ISO cd images and burned them without any problem. After setting the Bios to boot from the cd I ran the install program. So far so good.
I then ran into a problem where my mouse wouldn't work, which I then fixed by going back to the bios and deselecting PnP O/S.
Started the installation again, selected the language and now it won't go any further than this message:
Please wait, Installing driver for disk/ide|scsi|hardware_raid|firewire card nVidia Corp.
It's frozen there. I read that doing a text install might help. I'm raelly not confident about doing a text install
Any thoughts? I doubt that contacting Asus would help seeing as how they seem to refuse to help people with linux.
I appreciate the help thx