Trouble Loading Linux

I created a partition using patitionmagic that came with linux-mandrake and I installed linux and tried to boot it with bootmagic and it said "preparing system to load "Linux"" and them there wwas no hard drive activity for a long time.  i tried booting it with the linux start up disk that i created in the instilation process and it said
"starting linux
error x 04" please tell me what i did wrong?
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evolvepcConnect With a Mentor Commented:
How big is your 1st partition?  Linux has trouble being buried too deep on the Hard Drive.  It likes to be near the beginning of the drive. (I have never had trouble installing linux to a partition that begins before end of the first 4GB on the Hard Drive.)

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