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Old 05-27-2002, 12:56 PM   #1
Scorcher2005
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Question Converting to Linux


I just now finished downloading MANDRAKE 8.2. This will be my first experience with linux. I have all 3 ISO files (Install, Extra, Supplements (courtesy of linuxiso.org)).

My first Question is do i need to partition the HD to make a new spot for linux or no?

My second question is what CD burner do i use to burn the ISO files?
 
Old 05-27-2002, 01:09 PM   #2
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You will end up needing to make Mandrake it's own patition. It does come with a version you can install into a windows partition called (lin4win i believe), but it's terrible and you don't get nearly the full experience. As for a burner, any will do. Just pop in a blank cd, and then in whatever program you use like NERO, choose burn image from ISO. You should be good to go.
 
Old 05-27-2002, 01:11 PM   #3
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Hi

Welcome to a fresh new world of choice!!!!!!!!!
It would be best to set aside a few gigs of HD for linux.

I assume that you are in windows, so any proggie that will burn ISO's will burn the cd's for you. (Nero, NTI, Roxio)

Again, welcome and enjoy being free from being tied to Bill's apron string.
 
Old 05-27-2002, 01:17 PM   #4
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How to burn iso images: http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

Mandrake has its own partitioning tool, I hear it can non-destrictivly repartition windows partitions. Defrag first though.
 
  


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