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Old 09-10-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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Installation and Dual Boot (Mandrake on a IDE, XP on a SATA)


Already had XP on the sata drive so decided to install Mandrake 10 linux on the IDE drive.

1. Following installation the bootloader didn't show XP.

2. The mandrake installation app didn't even see the XP SATA drive.

3. When booting into linux... the modules load and when complete the screen goes black, system is live but no visible stuff on screen.

Any ideas, going to format the IDE drive and try again but it seems complex this one.

HELP!

Thanks in advance.

Nick.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 12:12 PM   #2
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i'm actually thinking now about partitioning the sata disk into 50gb XP and 25 Linux and then using the IDE as a shared drive with fat file system. but during the installation of mandrake it seems to not see the sata disk. how do i get around this?
 
Old 09-10-2004, 01:26 PM   #3
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It's a motherboard isssue. gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2

Not compatible with mandrake or fedora!!!

Crap.

gotta find out if SuSe is compatible.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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Why are you doing this? If you have a SATA drive, why not just partition it and throw the IDE hard drive away? You can partition it so that Windows and Linux take up very little comparative room, and then partition a rather large FAT32 logical partition which both can use to store files that they share. That way, you have your whole really fast drive available from both.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 04:58 PM   #5
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someone checked compatibility and it appears that Mandrake and Fedora are non-compatible with my motherboard anyway. i am thinking about partitioning the sata drive now anyway and using the ide is a shared resource.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 10:27 PM   #6
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someone checked compatibility and it appears that Mandrake and Fedora are non-compatible with my motherboard anyway. i am thinking about partitioning the sata drive now anyway and using the ide is a shared resource.
That's an excellent idea. If you have an athlon xp CPU, may I recommend the very nice motherboard that I am running: Abit NF7S version 2. Do not make the mistake of getting the NF7S-2, which is a different board with nearly the same name, $30 less in price, and about 50% of the performance.

Mandrake 10 recognized it right off and it works great. Plus, it was $100 at http://www.newegg.com
 
  


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