I was unable to install RedHat or Mandrake on my Toshiba Laptop as the setup would stall at partition check.
Laptop drive is a formatted single partition.
I managed to get Suse to install using the Safe Settings option.
I saw from this that it was entering ide=nodma so
went back to RedHat 8 and got it to install by entering linux ide=nodma and all went well.
However, every time I boot I have to re-enter ide=nodma.
Can anyone show a beginner where to add this to the boot sequence ?