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Old 11-13-2002, 04:16 AM   #1
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Clean install---dual boot


I thought I could just install Mandrake or Redhat on my 60 gig hard drive, so I would learn the O/S. I had XP partitioned and Partitionmagic and Bootmagic to do the rest. Well, that was two weeks ago, and now all I need is a link to give me step by step instructions. I have spent hours just trying to change a NTFS partition back to FAT32, so that tells my story. So if there is a place to go, I have backups made and am ready to reformat. (will still need Partitionmagic ).One link, all I ask is one link, but be forewarned, I will return, GRANDMASTERS.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 04:48 AM   #2
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What stage are you at? What have you done so far?
 
Old 11-13-2002, 05:08 AM   #3
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You really don't need PM though, cause both distros come with bery good partitioning software...oh and you can keep an NTFS partition for XP, but you will need a FAT32 partitions if you wish to exchange files between the O/S'

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Old 11-13-2002, 05:35 AM   #4
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Well since I'm reformatting, should I just go with FAT32 to avoid future conflicts? Space is no problem, and I really need to share files and programs between O/S's if that matters between NTFS and FAT32.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 05:45 AM   #5
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Well NTFS isn't very good at that now

So stick with the FAT32 for XP

#Garry

p.s. Unless you WANT NTFS, just have a fat32 partiiton to exchange files...
 
Old 11-13-2002, 05:53 AM   #6
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here, try this:

http://www.enterprisedt.com/publications/dual_boot.html
 
Old 11-13-2002, 05:59 AM   #7
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Doesn't get much better than that link. I just need to forget my "agree with Wizard" mentality and do my homework.

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