I have tried both the i386 (worked) and x86 64 dvd iso installations. Both sha1sum results don't match. I got a torrent copy and it's sha1sum doesn't match either.
The problem is with the x86 64 iso dvd. It boots but takes a long time(2-3 minutes)to load ata_piix driver when the title bar says Loading SCSI driver. After it finishes loading that driver, when prompted for the installation method, if I select CD/DVD, I'm prompted to select a driver or install disk for driver. I've tried several different generic ata drivers from the list and end up with a strange memory map interwoven with a multi color(red, white and blue)
copied output as best I can.
======= Memory map: ========
0064600 r-xp 00000000 00:01 39 /sbin/loader
6000-00859000 rw-p 00246000 00:01 39 /sbin/loade
00859000-009ec000 rw-p 00859000 00:00 0 [heap]
aaaaaaae000-2aaaaaab1000 rw-p 2aaaaaaae000 00:00 0
p 2aaaac000000 00:00 0
2aaaac02c000-2aaab0000000 ---p 2aaaac02c000 00:00 0
ac3f000-7fffcac540000 rw-p 7ffffffea000 00:00 0 [stack]
adfe000-7fffcae00000 r-xp 7fffcadfe000 00:00 0 [vdso]
ffff600000-ffffffffff601000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0 [vsyscall]
All I can do at this point is boot again.
I've tried FTP and http instead of cd/dvd and that process fails because it can't find the file stage2.img.
I don't have a 4 GB USB drive. And I'm not well versed enough to figure out how to mount a hard drive partition and then install the software over it.
I'm trying to get a torrent copy of the x86 64 iso. But that is another 2 hours away.
and I don't think it is going to help.
Inspiron 530 Intel Core2 processor Q6600 (2.40Ghz 1066FSB) w/Quad Core Technology and 8MB cache
4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
750GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
16X DVD+/-RW Drive (BIOS calls it an Opticarc dvd+/-rw) (I used DVD+r discs)
Anyone have any ideas?