after the opening prompt, linux boots off the cd, and then comes up with the confirmation to begin installation. I press [Enter] and get a dialog box:
Excuse me I cannot find any hard disk for installation. Maybe you are using a new technology my author didn't have. etc.
Pressing enter again I get the console prompt.
I tried dmesg but didn't really know what detail to look for. The only ide reference was that it was assuming a 33MHz system bus. It also seemed to pol for other drivers eg. raid & seagate st0x/ etc. & wd-700
now, I reinstalled vl 5.8 and it installed without a hitch (except I had to specify the vesa driver, but that's no biggie).
on another note, I tried installing vl 5.9 on a small toshiba 4000 something. Seemed to go OK, except it hung on detecting the legacy opl3a sound chip.
Thanks if you can give me any help. I got vl 5.9 running on a virtual machine and it looks brilliant.