thanks, MasterC. Good to know that mandrake will just go on top of what I already have if that's what I tell it to do. I don't want to lose my windoze 98 part yet, cuz I need to get some stuff off first - unburned mp3s, etc.
Anyway, I still haven't burned my 3 mandrake 9.0 iso's yet. The French ftp site where I got them from has a README that tells you what settings to use for a Nero burn (see Post # 1). However, the settings they say to select happen to be under File/Burn Image in a section called "Foreign" settings. I'm in USA.
Do I just go into Nero, and say File/Burn Image and then select the iso file and then let Nero burn it at its default settings? Nero's default settings for Burn Image are different from what the French ftp site has in its README instructions for Nero burning.
I bought the retail box for 8.1 last year. I've never downloaded & burned iso's before. I intend to buy the mandrake 9.0 PowerPack soon, but I want to play around with the iso's a little first on this computer (my older computer).