ah, could be the source of all my problems..... i see where your coming from. i have a qtparted rescue disk, i'll create 3 partitions then HDA#1 HDB#2 and HDC#3
assume HDA is the main one 1.1GB
Swap HDB#2 at double the ram (160mb) 320mb
rest of HD for HDC#3 circa 500mb
so in effect the drive need to be prepped in linux form before the install,
i tried the boot disks i made, but they hang at the freedos prompt, and go no further. althought a CTRL,Alt,DEL gives me a boot to the splash screen, then
the error i get is ........ISOlinux: Disk error 20, AX = 4200, drive 82
that is using the SATA/ ide kernel
i assume there is a translation?
just a thought, but is it due to the kernel?
maybe the kernel is too new for the machine? 5.9 runs the 2.6 kernel, isn there anywhere hosing the 2.4 releases of vector?