Fedora Installation Hard Drive Error
I'm trying to install Fedora 3 on my system, but I seem to be having a little bit of trouble with the installer. A week or two ago, I decided to try the free community version of Mandrake Linux. I didn't really like it because of all the hardware problems it had and I was told I was most likely getting these errors because the free version of mandrake was fairly crippled. In that case, I'm trying fedora 3. I'm told it's very stable and about as easy to install as mandrake. I burned all of the CD's ok, but I seem to be having a problem after I get into the install wizard. It prompts me for my language and I choose English. Then it asks me for my keyboard type and I select the appropriate. Right after selecting the keyboard type, the installer starts attempting to read off of the hard drive, and after freezing for about 60 seconds, I get two errors. The one that pops up first is "Input/Output error during read on /dev/hda" and the next is "Invalid partion table on /dev/hda - wrong signature b78c". I think this might have something to do with maybe me installing mandrake. I haven't yet uninstalled mandrake, but I wish to overwrite it with Fedora. Can someone instruct me on what to do in order to solve the hard drive problem. I have a strong feeling it envolves the Mandrake partions I already have, so I downloaded Knoppix if I need to use QTparted. I'm also defragmenting now so I should be fine if I have to actually change or add partions. You might want to note I've never actually had to use QTparted :? .