Problems Installing Mandrake 10.0 on Armada 7400
Ok...here's the specifics:
Compaq Armada 7400 Laptop (333 mhz)
256 MB Ram
6 gb Hard drive
No cd rom
Have to use a usb to ethernet adapter (Startech - linux driver shows up as rtl8150)
Laptop is going to be used just for Internet (maybe more down the line, ie: Linux exploration)
If I try and do a Mandrake 10.0 install, I select the ftp server, it detects my usb device, connects up to the ftp server, and starts the mandrake install.
HOWEVER: once I accept the license, it goes through a detection phase.
It comes up with a screen that it has "found "parport_pc", "imm", "ppa" interfaces." It then asks me if I have another one.
If I select No, then it goes to a screen that says
"An error occurred
An error occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem"
If i boot with a Win 98 boot disk, I can get to the C drive with no problems, so it does indeed exist.
I can never get this past this point.