Well things didn't go so hot ... I went through the graphical install and went through the whole install but when i restarted the computer after the install the Kernal was missing !?!? So nothing would work. I guess mandrake doesn't have the option of even alt+F2 - F8.
So i said to [bleep] with this flavor of linux ill try another. So i decided to install Fedora Core 5 Text install. I got to about 54% and it asks me for CD 2 and i put it in. The computer during the install freezes when i changed the CD and when it had to read the second CD.
So after trying the only flavors i had in the entire house ( sad collection i know ). I went to the dreaded windows XP.
After formatting the drives in the windows install it copys files from the cd. It would stop at 8%. a dcpdll.dll (i think ).
After being thuroughly pissed at the laptop i stopped.
My asumptions is that it is a hardware issue. But is it a HDD issue or a CD drive issue ?
I'm really at a lost point here any tips would apreciated !
Edited by Mr.Chow, 29 September 2006 - 01:32 PM.