IDE Master Primary
Burn CD, check md5sum. OK
Boot CD, run normal boot
Click Install Linux Mint 8
Proceed to dialogues until partition manager comes up. Sits there blank. List box is blank, All buttons are gray (disabled). No way to exit out, no way to write partion table/partitions
Force Reboot, choose boot to normal mode
run terminal, run fdisk while creating a new partition table, new partition and swap space. Run mkfs.ext3 /dev/<disk> -cc on first partiton.
Reboot. Situation same as Step 1.
Try boot with Puppy linux, CD and USB. Boots fine, Installs fine.
Try boot with linux-gamers.net live boot image. Fails at boot claiming the nv/sr (nvidia sata raid) is passed incorrect parameters to mount.
Try boot with linux-gamers.net live boot image after I unplugged my SATA-dvd burner, and replaced with IDE DVD burner
Try boot with LM8 after I unplug SATA-dvd burner and replace with IDE DVD burner. Still only with IDE hard drive. Boots fine, and runs installer fine.
Assumption to cause of problem.
SATA-DVD burner causes partition manager during install to fail. Partition manager generates no visible errors. But these error might be due to nv/sr incorrect parameters
How should I proceed to create an actual bug report.