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Old 06-14-2005, 07:26 AM   #1
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alone in another world


I have Mandriva installed as a dual boot with windows where i work.

how do I add Mandriva to an existing windows as a lone Linux box?

we also have a main server we have to go through to access the internet.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 08:46 AM   #2
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From what I gather you want to install Mandriva as the sole OS on a machine that currently has Windows installed, is that correct?

That should be no problem, the Mandriva install process would give you option of erasing the entire HDD and installing Mandriva as the only OS on the machine.

With regard internet access over the corporate network, you'll have to get that info (IP[static/dhcp?], DNS, etc) from your Systems Admin. to get things working.

Hope that helps,

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Old 06-14-2005, 08:59 AM   #3
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Problem there...our server is remotely controlled from abroad? (dont ask me why, I haven't a clue).

Also, it has to stay as a dual boot as other people use the machine apart from me and nobody knows I installed Mandriva
 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:13 AM   #4
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OK, we'll tackle the network first, you can find out all you'll probably need to know from Windows under Network Connections in the Control Panel - just select the active network connection with a right-click of your mouse and select Status. This'll give you things like DNS Servers address, your IP and Submask, whether you're using a DHCP server to obtain your IP, etc. You'll also need to know your machines name and what workgroup/domain you're connected to, you'll find that under System properties if you have access.

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how do I add Mandriva to an existing windows as a lone Linux box?
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Also, it has to stay as a dual boot as other people use the machine apart from me and nobody knows I installed Mandriva
Now I'm not entirely sure what you're asking - do you want to continue using Mandriva but hide its presence? Or do you want rid of it? I'll need a little more info from you. What version of Windows are you using BTW?


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Old 06-14-2005, 09:47 AM   #5
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I'm running I dual boot with Windows XP Home and Mandriva.

Nobody knows about it being a dual boot and nobody will really care (esp. the sysadmin) as they all know I'm interested in linux.

I have the pc set up without a boot loader and it goes straight into windows by default, so as to not tick anybody off.

The whole network is windows based in that our file, print and proxy servers are all running windows (though i dont know which).

What I wish to do is keep the windows partition as it is, but set up the Mandriva partition to be "another" pc on the network when i'm using it.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:54 AM   #6
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Your network servers will not care what OS you're using, the location of you're machine hasn't changed on the network - so long as you copy the info from Windows (Comp name, workgroup/domain, etc) all will be fine.


Hope that helps,


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