I got three new disks from CheapBytes, the install went just as it should.
Looks like that was my problem before-- bad media. I got stale NFS
handles on my old set of disks, couldn't tab complete or ls -l filenames
or rpm packages. So now I have a working Mandrake.
I even got my resolution set. There are three utilities to deal with,
whose interaction I don't entirely understand. One of them seems to set
the maximum capabilities of my monitor, another one independently sets the
color depth and the maximum resolution that will be allowed, and they