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Old 11-29-2002, 03:38 PM   #1
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Duel boot Win98 SE + Mandrake 9.0


I am nearly new to Linux. Got a free distro with a PC mag and it is Mandrake 9.0 ISO's Which I have burned to CD. I know you guys are sick of this type of question but here goes again. I am running Win 98 SE on an AMD XP 1800 + with a partitioned 40 GB HD computer. I want to duel boot the Win 98 SE with the Mandrake 9.0. How do I go about this? All help is welcome.
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Old 11-29-2002, 03:53 PM   #2
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Nethaed1,
I am fixing to do the same with mine Except I am runnign the M$ forth virus called XP, get Partition Magic it will make your life much easier. This way you can setup HD the way want it before Mandrake or any other Linux program gets on there. I love Linux and it's freedom but if you have information that HD you may want too burn a couple of CD's to protect that information first then play away.
THe boot loader in Linux can sometimes be confusing if you are not use to looking at it. PM is easy and GUI works well in Vendow$.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 05:47 PM   #3
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The installer has a very NICE partition manager... I think it is mopre than enough.

here is the thing: You will need at least 3 partitions for linux: /boot / and a swap partition. Try searching google about installing mandrake... there are thousands of files.
 
Old 12-01-2002, 09:03 PM   #4
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As long as you have some unpartitioned space or a partition that is free to be deleted & reformatted, you're good to go. Start off by backing up any critical information as suggesed by someone else here - Just in case. In my experience, I've not had a problem losing information during a Mandrake install. During the install, you'll be given the opportunity to choose typical install or expert. The expert install will allow you to choose the size and types of partitions to create. The other creates and sizes them automatically. Mandrake uses LILO as the default boot loader - I've been quite happy with it It handles your boot menu for you: You can change the default operating system if you want to or let it default to Mandrake. Your windows partition will be available as /mnt/windows while you're in Mandrake. If you happen to have NT/Win2K/WinXP installed, your NTFS partition will be available as /mnt/nt and will be Read ONLY -- but you can copy files to a linux partition to work with them.

Hope all installs well for you -- Good Luck
 
Old 12-01-2002, 09:43 PM   #5
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I belive that FAT is better for storage... though I have a few linux boxes and I need fat partitons so I can be able to use some linux-crated/modified thing in windows...

Perhaps you could have a fat partition for putting modified docs... anyway... It shouldn't be a problem
 
Old 12-02-2002, 09:36 AM   #6
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If it's any help.....I have recently installed Mandrake 8.2 onto my WinME box. The partitioner that's in Mandrake happily shrunk my Win partition and auto created the ones Mandrake needs. All seems to work fine.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 12:34 PM   #7
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Yeah, mandrake partitioner is prepeared to deal with windows partitions... hehe... I've installed it a few times now and it works perfectly (I've never lost a single bit from a linux partition)
 
Old 12-07-2002, 08:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for your help!:-) I am about to move home to another country soon but will let you know whats happening with my duel boot Win 98SE Mandrake 9.0 system.
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