So, I go here:[/url]

DL the installation file and install BT (live) to a 1 Gb flash drive.

I get the same error; the line flashes on (fills) the screen for ten minutes or so:

...drivers/alsa-driver hda/hda_codec.c:216 hda codec: invalid dep_range_va...
then installation completes. Everything seems to work; am om IRC, can use Firefox...

So, apparently it, the problem, wasn't either of the CDs I imaged from ISO.

I installed XP to a single partition, NTFS.

Now, gonna try install to HD again using the suggestions posted here, for which I thank you guys.