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Old 11-08-2003, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question installing mandrake


I have several questions.
1.)Do I need to partion my hard drive to install mandrake?
2.)How do I install it without burning it to a disk?
3.)will it hurt any of my Windows XP Files?
Thanks for your time in advance!
I have Windows(R) XP
2.0GHz AMD Athlon Processor
512MB RAM
My hard drive it already Partioned for HP Recovery. It has 909MB left on it.
Remember...I am a!
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Old 11-08-2003, 06:16 PM   #2
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yes youll have to partion your drive
xp will be fine just make sure you do a defrag before
you install mandrake.
i believe the only way to install mandrake is burning it to a cd.
but im not sure that is only way i have installed it
 
Old 11-08-2003, 06:21 PM   #3
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partion more than twice?

Can you partion it so there's 20 gig 20 gig 5 gig or whatever?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 06:25 PM   #4
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yes you can mandrake will ask how much of the free space you want to use from your windows freespace.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 06:33 PM   #5
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thanks

ok thanks for your help
 
Old 11-08-2003, 06:50 PM   #6
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your welcome
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:35 PM   #7
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partition magic

Am I going to need Partitition Magic to make a new partition? Or will Mandrake do that for me? And remember I am a , So don't laugh please, like they do on the Tech TV Forum
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:39 PM   #8
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nobody is going to laugh at you that is ur choice on how you want to make the partions mandrake will do it for you but if you preffer partion magic then use that.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:40 PM   #9
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Re: partition magic

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Originally posted by saralvr247
Am I going to need Partitition Magic to make a new partition? Or will Mandrake do that for me? And remember I am a , So don't laugh please, like they do on the Tech TV Forum
Mandrake will do it for you.

You can do either a harddrive install or a network install. In this case all you will need to burn is 1 floppy.

A broadband network install will take 2-4 hrs.

Or, you can DL the raw tree to a FAT32 partition and do a harddrive install.

Whatever you decide, make sure that you defrag the WinXP first.

I've been dual-booting WinXP and Linux about 5 yrs. now.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:47 PM   #10
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putting on fat32

How do I open the autorun on the fat32 partition, I can just move it to the recovery portion.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:49 PM   #11
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mandrakes installation will allow you to partition the free space, however, be careful as your earlier posts you state

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It has 909MB left on it
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Can you partion it so there's 20 gig 20 gig 5 gig or whatever?
if you want to install on the existing free space , there is barely enough to do it. on the other hand , if you are thinking that you will just resize partitions in the mandrake setup, it won't work. you need to resize your partitions from win 1st.
good luck.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:52 PM   #12
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woah

All the files I have for it are a total of 165MB and I have them compressed to 152MB Am I missing something major?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 08:02 PM   #13
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mandrakes installation will allow you to partition the free space, however, be careful as your earlier posts you state

if you want to install on the existing free space , there is barely enough to do it. on the other hand , if you are thinking that you will just resize partitions in the mandrake setup, it won't work. you need to resize your partitions from win 1st.
good luck.
I am not sure what you are saying...but Mandrake will resize and partitions any way you want. There is absolutely no need to do it in Windows first. All he needs to do is make sure he defrags, and doesn't "resize" to cut into his Windows space he needs for files.

I agree...909MB is pretty darn small. He won't get much Mandrake; he'd be better off freeing up about 4-5G or so.

I have been using the Mandrake Installer/Partitioner for about 5 yrs. now...and it is a lot better than Partition Magic.

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Old 11-08-2003, 08:05 PM   #14
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great....I just get done downloading Partition Magic lol.
But am I missing some files though? Since my total size is 165MB? I have Blazeftp and clicked on the ftp site to download it and it downloaded everything at that ftp site
 
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How do I install it from my recovery Partition? I am a severe newb
 
  


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