Mandrake 10.1 install stops and i get a blue screen...

I formated my drive and put in the first Madrake 10.1 CD. it boots to cd just fine, and I hit enter on the first welcome screen to begin the installation. It finishes detecting the usb and other hardware and continues just fine.
a blue screen is displayed with an "X" for the mouse pointer. Then... Nothing. it just sits there and doesn't do anything.

What am I doing wrong. Anyone help me out?

Im running an older P1 with an ASUS board....
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    I formated my drive and put in the first Madrake 10.1 CD. it boots to cd just fine, and I hit enter on the first welcome screen to begin the installation. It finishes detecting the usb and other hardware and continues just fine.
    a blue screen is displayed with an "X" for the mouse pointer. Then... Nothing. it just sits there and doesn't do anything.

    What am I doing wrong. Anyone help me out?

    Im running an older P1 with an ASUS board....



    Would you please post your full specs?

    If you have a Pentium 1 with 64MB of RAM or less it will be hard to run a modern distribution on it.

    Give Knoppix a try see if it boots up:

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V4.0.2CD-2005-09-23-EN.iso


    If Knoppix doesn't work or is too slow try an older distribution.

    Be sure to run a memtest on the system as well for about 1-4 days.

    Memtest86+ is on the Knoppix CD, you can run it by typing in:


    memtest
    [/code:1:b07692a47b]

    @ the boot prompt

    Otherwise you can download the memtest ISO:

    http://memtest86.com/memtest86-3.2.iso.gz

    or

    http://memtest86.com/memtest86-3.2.iso.zip

    burn it to CD-R, boot from it and let run for as long as possible
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