thanks for your help
by the way i am shonofear .... hehe
glad to hear you got it figured, im still having issues.
question for you,
When do you get the chance to type the parameter...
I am also trying to install from a SATA drive using the intel ICH8 controller which may be my problem also.
I could try using an old IDE HD which can also connect to my dvdrom.
I ended up tryin to install from an external SATA HD which already haad my windows on it.
All was sweet untill i was partioning the drives.
I put the swap after WINDOWS, 2 gig
the the / partion after that, 8gig.
I got the message saying that my BIOS dosent recommend installing after the 1024 cylinder.
Well i ignored that and had errors when installing the bootloader further down the track....
so are you using an IDE HD?
and is your windows on this same HD?
are you using any SATA HD's?