I must first say that this is an awsome forum with tons of info (if you just take the time to search for it), however i am really getting my a$$ kicked with this install. I have heard nothing but godd things about the Mandrake install and how easy it is. To tell you the truth i had an easier time in Marine Corps Boot Camp (3 months) then getting this distro to install.
First off i downloaded the ISOs from www.linuxiso.org,
which downloading that took a good minute. Then after i burned teh ISOs to disc (with no problem), i tried the install. Changed the boot sequence and off we went to a happier, windows free world; so i though. Well all goes well until i try to install the selected packages, and all i got was error after error; it would install a few and then stop and tell me that it cant read the disk, do you want to continue, so i say "yes" and off again but i still get the same error later with a different package. So i search around and find someone with the same problem and he had to replace the CD-ROM drive that he was using. I did so with a LiteON from circuit city. Well the first cd installed no problem but when i put the second in, it just did the same damn thing. I checked all the md5sums and they are good, discs are good as well. Kinda at my witts end with this, but i will prevail! If anyone can offer any help it would be greatly appericated.
ps i am running an AMD 1700XP with Windows XP on one HDD 60GB and i have another 60GB HDD to put Mandrake on. I have 256 DDR, and of course a few other odds and ends in the machine, which i am sure i iwll have problems with later .