Ok... I installed on my old hard Drive... it appears to be some missing modules for old ide hard drives and CD rom units...
here is what I did
I was able to boot livecd.. if you are not able to boot a livecd add some options to the boot parameters in the live cd...
1) press F6 por boot options... and int he begining of the line add:
make sure you leave a space between break=top and the next words in the line (should be something like file://...)
at the end remove the words quiet and splash and right there add all-generic-ide
one you pres enter the cd will try to boot and will fall in the iniramfs prompt... there you type.
there you should see the Live CD running...
modprobe ide_generic (press enter)
modprobe ide_disk (press enter)
modprobe ide_cd (press enter)
I installed normally using a live cd. After if finished, I added some extra modules in initramsfs:
since I am in a live cd... and I need to make changes permanent on the actual installed system. I mounted the hard drive partition where /boot is (usually people install on one partition and have swap in another). I used chroot to login into that actual environment as root. and make the change in initramfs...
#give yourself administrator priviledges
1) mount your partition:
#first make a directory where you will mount your partition
#mount your partition in the newly created directory
2) log into the installed environment using chroot
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd
3) add the modules to initramfs
chroot /mnt/hd /bin/bash
you need to add the modules ide_generic ide_disk and id_cd
so your file should look like this
later update initramfs with the new modules in place...
# List of modules that you want to include in your initramfs.
# Syntax: module_name [args ...]
# You must run update-initramfs(8) to effect this change.
after it's done... you can reboot into the installed system...
It has worked fine for me since then...