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Old 11-17-2003, 08:12 AM   #1
kyoshiro
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Question MDK 9.2 on Compaq presario 2100


hi everyone
i'm trying to install mdk 9.2 on my 2100 w/ XP home, but i can't make partitions on it.
i found some infos about that saying compaq NTFS sys was making trouble and the only way to install a dual boot is to format/reinstall w/ 2 partitions
is there any other solutions? i don't really wanna del my xp installation to install linux but i really want to install linux
thx for helping me and sorry if there are some mistakes i'm not english
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:27 AM   #2
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no one knows?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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Hey Kyoshiro,
I just got done installing MDK 9.2 on my presario 2100us after several tries. I had the factory image of XP home on the machine and decided to use MDK's NTFS resizer to allow for dual boot. This didn't work, tried it several times and it left my windows installation unusable. I had to load XP without using the quick restore so I could define partitions. I don't know if there is any other way to do it. You could try a program like PowerQuest Partition Magik.

I would suggest backing up your data and reinstalling windows from the XP cd - not the quick restore. You will have a much cleaner install without all the promotional overhead.

I've had other problems with MDK 9.2. After I handled partitioning, the install went fine except x-windows could not be configured because there is no suitable graphics driver. The presario 2100 has an ATI IGP 340 RS200M graphics chip. I installed the newest version of Xfree (4.3) and tried all the ATI divers and the vesa driver but I cannot startx. I had to skip the x-windows configuration or else I had problems.

I now have a working dual boot, but linux only works in text mode. I spend a couple hours a day searching for RS200M drivers but none exist - they are in the works. That is where I am stuck


I hope this helps. Please!!! Let me know how your install goes and when you get to configuring x we can work together on that.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 02:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for reply badmax
Quote:
You could try a program like PowerQuest Partition Magik
I tried this and didn't work at all, i couldn't make partitions, i don't really know why but i suppose its a pb from compaq
for the x-window pb, i think i've read some post about it and the drivers for ATI mobile chips in this forum, but not sure.
I haven't got too much work so i'll look for this & i'll post any ideas here
ciao
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:18 AM   #5
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I have the same laptop, and I too didn't wanted to delete windows xp , but I coulnd't resize the partition , I've installed Partition magic 7 to do the resize and so I could install linux , but it gave me problems , I tried many things and nothings , so I had to partition the whole drive , I did one partition for windows 21GB and the rest for linux 6GB and 700MB for swap, for a total of 30GB which is my disk drive, and I reinstall windows xp, don't forget to copy the folder SW or something like that which is on c: , cause there are all the drivers so you can reinstall them later, that's what I did.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 03:23 PM   #6
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i've just installed mdk9.2 on my 2100 and got a pb with pcmcia
 
Old 11-22-2003, 09:05 AM   #7
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i finally succeeded with my mandrake
while installing u juste have to disable pcmcia in the "services" config just before rebooting at the end of the installation (on mdk9.2)
and the graphics are supported without problems
linux powaaa
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:31 PM   #8
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graphics on presario notebook

Still having problems starting x.
Did you use xf86config to configure your video settings?
what Driver did you select.

I also notice that I have a presario 2170us, which might be my problem, I thought all 2100 series would configure similarily, but who knows?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 02:08 AM   #9
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Hi
about X i didn't really configure it, just had to choose the right card during installation (mine is a Radeon U1, or maybe M1)
But my laptop is a 2100 (FR) i don't know if the 2170 is exactly the same
after install i didn't add drivers others than those who where installed during the normal process and it works great
try to see the exact model of your video card it must be in the list of card known by mandrake in the installation
Good luck
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:50 AM   #10
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I have experienced the same disk partition problem with Mandrake Linux 9.2 on Acer 1353LM. I then tried the ntfsprogs package (found easily in the net) to create the ntfs for the XP, but somehow in the recovery the XP did not like the first partition I created with it - I'll give it yet another try when I have time to. Overall, I hate the lack of control when using these XP recovery cd's.

(Btw, also on this one the X is not working, only the text terminal does, see another thread.)
 
Old 12-17-2003, 10:09 AM   #11
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Hi to everyone, I have installed mandrake 9.2 on my compaq presario 2100 but when I run it, it works only in text mode. Anyone knows what's going on ?
thanks in advance
pierpaolo


22/12/03 Thank you for your help. I re-installed XFREE and now linux works even in graphic mode.
thanks

Last edited by pfalco; 12-22-2003 at 02:42 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 02:04 AM   #12
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did u install Xfree ? it should be install by default i think , or maybe ure video card is not well recognized , or ure drivers are not up to date.
Ure not the only one who only got text mode , describe ure config here maybe it'll help

Cya
 
  


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