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Originally posted by saralvr247 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
I used to think I needed PM, and have PM7 and PM8 around here somewhere still.
I eventually figured out that the Mandrake partitioner does a better job.
Sure!...PM gives you tons of information...but it just confuses most people.
The Mandrake tool just works...it doesn't overwhelm you.
You really need more than 909MB though...that is like a 6 ft. 250 lb. man squeezing into a Yugo.
The Install is a bit different in 9.2 but check these pages out to see what the partitioner (roughly) looks like. Check out the "Expert" link.
Originally posted by saralvr247 Am I missing some files? 'Cause People are saying that they are burning like 650MB onto 3 cd's and all of the files for me are 165MB. I know someone has to have an answer
You need to get all the files from the ftp site, I have 5.6G. Start in the mandrake/9.2/ directory and download the i586/ directory, that will be 2.6G. You can also get the contrib/ directory 3.0G but you dont need it to install. Remember you can't put that on a ntfs filesystem, it needs to be linux or vfat. Lets say you have it on /dev/hda2 (D: in windows world) in mandrake/9.2/i586 directory.
You need to make the boot disk using the image file D:/mandrake/9.2/i586/images/hd.img and rawwrite it to a:.
Boot using the bootdisk and select to install off harddrive. Tell it the partition (/dev/hda2) then tell it the directory mandrake/9.2/i586.
MDK installs very easy, so you won't worry about it.
1. If something goes wrong - BACK UP everything important in your XP (docs, email addresses etc).
2. Turn on all your periferials (Printers, skanners etc.), insert the MDK install CD in your PC and give it a try.
- In the 1st screen you will select your language.
- In the 2nd step you will select what you want to do: Install or Upgrade.
- the next is important: use entire hard drive, use existing partitions, use free space on Windows partition etc... if you already created Linux (Ext3) partition with Partition magic, select "use existing partitions" and click next. Next - important: it will ask you about the mount points. It should automatically select / for the root ("this is something like "C:/WIN_NT" in Windows), and /home/ for your home directory ("this is something like "C:/My Documents" in Windows). If it is not selected automatically, select it by hand: root should be installed in /, home should be installed in /home. OK?
- In the next step you will be asked which partitions to format. Normally it will be concerning your Linux Ext3 partitions, but make it sure it is not asking to format your Windows partition!!
- If you formatted partitions with Partition Magic, you don't need to format anything again. If you did not format it, then in the previous step you would select "use free space on Windows partition" and format it.
- In the next step you will be asked what you want to install. Select everything for the Workstation and at least 1 graphical desktop (KDE). If you are not planning to use your computer as a server, you don't need to install anything from the Server/Network packages.
- Click Next. It will take some time to install.
- when prompted enter root password, and do remember it.
- next step enter your username and password, click Next if you don't want any other users, or accept user to enter 2nd, 3rd, 4th users etc.
- Next Important! It will show you configuration: your mouse, skanner, etc. The only terribly important thing here is to check your monitor configuration. See that the model is correct, or select a generic, say, flat panel 1500x1040. IF YOU SELECT A MONITOR THAT IS BIGGER THAN THE ACTUAL SIZE OF YOUR MONITOR, YOU WILL PHYSICALLY BURN YOUR MONITOR! (I did it). Well, everything will be detected automatically, but after I burnt my nice flat monitor I like to double check.
- Click next. YOu will be asked if you want to download updates. Click no if you are not yet connected. Anyway you can do it any time later from Mandrake Control Panel (that's where you will be asked root password).
- Click next and you are doon. Click reboot.
--- N.B. You might be surprised how clumsy OpenOffice Writer looks, but it is an amazinlgy good program which replaces both MS Word and Adobe PageMaker. The rest of the OS is elegant, beautiful, flexible... you will love it!