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Old 06-03-2002, 03:09 AM   #1
mandrakeXP
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Help for n00b :)


Hey all

im getting mandrake 8.2 this week and am going to dual boot with windowsxp

will mdk support my logitech mouseman dual optical? and will it take advantage of both sensors? if not where can i find drivers for it?

also i have a ms internet keyboard and was wondering if i could get the shortcut buttons to work?!

im setting up my partitions with pm7 and this is what im gonna use, please tell me if this is what i need
WinXP FAT32 10 gb
files FAT32 20 gb
MDK EX2 7 gb
MDK Swap 512 mb

im gonna install xp, then mdk. should i use LiLo? - is this the way to go?

with partitions - what does HD1 mean or is it HDA (A: drive?) a = 1 b = 2 ?

is WINE hard to use? and is WineX hard - i think its worth the investment!? i like to play a few games

Will mdk recognise my AC'97 integrated sound?

thanks for helping a

btw my specs are:
athlonxp 1600+
jetway mobo
256mb ddr ram
gf2 gts pro 64mb
38 gb hdd
acer 12x8x32 burner
window & neon
 
Old 06-03-2002, 05:59 AM   #2
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ok....

mouse - no idea, i expect it'll work...

keyboard - i've never botehred to find out how but it should be pretty easy to do.

partitions - why are you going to use partition magic? let mandrake do it for you, it'll do a beter job, easier. you should use ext3, not ext2 for the file system, and you really should split it up a bit more, make it

30mb /boot
1gb /
3gb /home
3gb /usr
150mb swap

lilo - yes it's cool.

hda - primary master IDE channel
hdb - primary slave
hdc - sec master
hdd - sec slave

wine - not too bad, but games are boring anyway.

ac97 - yes
 
Old 06-03-2002, 06:22 AM   #3
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hey

will mandrake make those partitions for me?

do i just leave enough unpartitioned space for it to work?

thanks for your help

btw what is HD1 HD2 etc?
 
Old 06-03-2002, 06:28 AM   #4
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mandrake can resize partitions for you easily enough.

hd1 is probably something you made up.. never used around these parts... unless you mean hda1 etc... which defines the individual partitions.
 
Old 06-03-2002, 06:55 AM   #5
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yeah hda1 etc is what i meant

thanks for your help
 
Old 06-04-2002, 11:28 AM   #6
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Question same thing

looking to dual boot as well with mandrake 8.2 and windows xp.
I have an 8gb drive with xp installed and i have a 40gb drive on a different ide channel i would like to install linux on. will this cause dual booting to fail? Do I have to install linux and xp on the same physical drive?
If this will work, how do i set up lilo.config to make it work?
 
Old 06-04-2002, 12:32 PM   #7
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You can have linux and 2000/xp on a different drive. It should not affect dual booting.

Not sure about lilo.config...look around, I am sure it is here somewhere.
 
Old 06-04-2002, 12:42 PM   #8
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yeah, i stated *my* way of doing it today....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9300#post99300

a slightly more complicated idea, but a bombproof solution. i think.
 
Old 06-06-2002, 06:40 AM   #9
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ok... I basically did everything you told me to do in that other post.
However I have windows as primary master and linux on my secondary slave. I heard it doesn't matter as long as I have my system boot to the linux drive and that lilo points to the right spot. for some lilo.config info i have:

...
...
#probably where lilo is installed?
boot=/dev/hdd1
...
...
#windows partition
other=/dev/hda1
table=/dev/hda
label=win
...
...

then i typed "lilo" at the prompt and things installed fine. Now when i boot up my machine i have the option of booting from windows. But when i choose that, the screen clears and at the top it says "Loading Windows"....and gets stuck there. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Please help!!
 
Old 06-06-2002, 11:54 PM   #10
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Could you post a copy of your lilo.conf file.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 06:37 AM   #11
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here is my lilo.conf file....i apprantly made a mistake in my "boot=" in the previous post. Maybe someone can make sense of why dual boot wont work. again i have windows on non-partitioned 8.4gb primary master. 13gb primary slave (data). DVDrom secondary master. 40gb secondary slave (linux)


boot=/dev/hdd
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
default=linux
keytable=/boot/us.klt
lba32
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
disk=/dev/hdd bios=0x80
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=linux
root=/dev/hdd5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount quiet"
vga=extended
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=linux-nonfb
root=/dev/hdd5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=failsafe
root=/dev/hdd5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=nomount failsafe"
read-only
other=/dev/fd0
label=floppy
unsafe
other=/dev/hda1
table=/dev/hda
label=Windows
 
Old 06-07-2002, 11:15 PM   #12
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Let me see if I got this right. You have linux installed on your secondary slave drive and according to this line in your lilo.conf file, boot=/dev/hdd, lilo is installed in the mbr of your linux drive. You changed the BIOS so that it boots from the linux drive.

Try commenting this line out disk=/dev/hdd bios=0x80. If that doesn't work, leave that line commented out and add the following lines right after the label=Windows line.

map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80

And run /sbin/lilo after any changes that you make.
 
  


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