ok i finally get mandrake to install, but now when i reboot it says kernel panic:no init found. Then it just freezes. There is a list of about 4-5 items on the boot list. and i have tried all of them and only one seems to work. and im kinda concerned about that because all of them but one say kernel panic when i try to boot them and it freezes and i have to hit the power button. Im currently booted but i think that i may have problems later down the road. Like earlier i wasnt able to shutdown (atleast without presssing the power button). I typed this in the terminal.
And then it would go all the way to shutting down then it would make the sound like it powered off but it didnt. ANd then i tried rebooting after that about ten minutes later and then it just kinda hung there at the verbose screen thing.