How to install Mandriva on an XP Pc? Please Help...
I have 70gb hard drive space and have installed Windows XP on 35gb of the partioned space.
I downloaded the iso version of Mandriva and burnt it on a cd, created two partitions with Acronis PartitionExpert out of the rest of the 35 gb on the hard drive, one of 15gb and called it Primary partition for linux ext2 install and the other partition as a logical partition for Swapping, this one is 1.5gb.
All this I did by reading from the internet about how to install linux as I am new to linux. Have altered my pc bios so that it reads from a cd-rom. Now I was all set to insert the Mandriva downloaded cd and hope it gets recognized, but it didnt. When it looked like the cd would get recognized(because the cd light was on), it just stopped on a dos prompt that said something about booting and than suddenly took me to Windows xp.
Am I doing anything I shouldnt or havent done yet? Please help.
Thanks for your time.