1st timer, preparing to install mandrake 10
Totally green regarding linux and would appreciate your input.
I have the 3 mandrake 10 CDs. A used 6.4 gig hard drive ready to install as a second hd. Would just like to check a couple of things before I go ahead:
1. Should I clean and format the 2nd hd with windows prior to installation of mandrake, or will the install do this for me?
2. Are there any lists of linux commands I should print out and have ready to use during the install? If so, could you please point me to what I need.
3. Should I download sound and video drivers in advance (GE Force MX440/ Sound Blaster Live 5.1) Motorola Surfboard cable modem worked fine with Knoppix, can I assume that it will do same with Mandrake?
Don't laugh if these questions are too basic for words! I have absolutely no experience with Linux and am looking forward to a huge learning curve. I'd like to get it right from the start.