I am having problems booting into 8.2 or 9.0 mandrake on a tri-boot machine. The systems seems to boot fine until it comes to alsa 0.9.... it then stops loading and there is no hard drive activity after that. I used to have 8.1 installed with no problems. After I tried to reinstall newerversions nothing works. The machine in question is a xp2000 chip on an asus a7v333 mobo with onboard sound. two hard drives c: a 40 gig wd and d: a 20 gig maxtor. 98 installed first, xp second, and 8.2, 8.1, or 9.0 last. Please help as I would love to start learning and using new features in 9.