It worked the third time. The only thing that was different is the second time, during the part where it says "swap space detected", it gave me a warning about "mkswap" and I think I chose to cancel it.
This third time it didn't give me any warning. hmm
Now how to get ethernet configured.. can't connect to the net. I'm on a cable modem, through a router. Knoppix and Mandrake both connected automatically. On netconfig I put DHCP (which is what it is).
the routing table only shows one entry, interface lo
destination loopback, gateway *, genmask 255.0.0.0
i tried to route add -net 192.168.1.1 (router address) and i keep getting SIOCADDRT: Invalid argument