First time with Linux - Can't install - Tried two diff dists
I'm a first timer here, and when I try to install Mandrake 9.0 or Lindows my machine always hangs in the same spot. It hangs during setup at the hard drive partitioning part. When it hangs it goes to a black screen with a bunch of lines going horizontal across. I'm starting to think its an incompatible video card, but I want a second opinion. This machine is a Compaq Presario 7471 with onboard video (trident I think). I have other machines, but this is the one I designated for my Linux learning and testing. Any idea's? I swapped out hard drives when I read about a Western Digital issue elsewhere, but my Maxtor has the same problem.