I have a new system since I last used linux, and I'm trying to install mandrake 8.1. I downloaded it, burned it to three discs and rebooted/ set my bios to boot from cd rom. Mandrake boots but when it gets to my hard drives, it says dma_intr: error 0x84 drive not read and it goes on after a while. It then starts the installation wizard thingy. After I set up my keyboard, it checks my hard drive and it gives me the error- check for bad drives: can't even read (Input/Output error). and I can't continue with setup. What's up with that?
here is the way I have my drives
Pri Master: 20 gb hard drive, it is ntfs
Pri Slave: DVD ROM
Sec Master: 24x TDK Burner
Sec Slave: 40 GB hard drive (I'm going to install drake on this drive, which is reported as hdd) it is fat32 (was going to do a 5 gb partition using mandrake's partition software)
Any suggestions? Thanks