I downloaded the Mandrake 10.1 CD's from their web site and checked the md5, everything is ok. Burnt the CD's using Nero Burning Rom, not express by clicking on recoreder burn image (on a PC). Stuck the CD in tried a boot and it wouldn't. Went into OS 9 and it can't read the disk. If anything happens at all it pops up and says the CD is a DOS format and asks me to initialize it. I tried a boot from the firmware and says bad 0 block. I tried a different CD and burnbed it using Nero express, same thing. I tried a third time with an app called Alcohol 120%, same thing.
I am pretty certain it is the way I am burning the CD's. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.
p.s. This is all cuz OS X will not load on this Mac, OS 9 runs great though and the CD works fine with music CD's and the OS 9 CD, not to mention an MS Office CD, etc. So the CD-ROM is working great.