major install problems please help
I'm relatively new to linux and i have no idea what to do about these problems i am having.
I tried to install Mandrake 10.1 and it would always hang while formatting my HDD, thus not allowing my install to complete. What is odd is that i have already had mandrake installed on that HDD once before and everything was fine, i got bored so i went to do a fresh install and it keeps hanging, i tried a different HDD (one that i am positive works fine) and same problem. So i downloaded a free dist. of Mandriva and tried that, and now it hangs on the first splash screen where setup is loading. So i tried a text install, and right after it finished sending the program to memory and the new screen popped up saying "proceeding, please wait..." i got an "Exited abonormally received signal 11" error and it sent out kill signals. I updated to bios to the latest version, still same problems:(
My setup is
320 mb ram
western digital 13 gig hdd
any help, greatly appreciated