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Old 08-06-2004, 04:49 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 Dual Boot


I have two personal computers
AMD Athlon 1600+ with a TNT 2 Ultra Pro Video Card
Via Chipset (Actually dual booted and ran xp and mandrake 10 flawlessly)

AMD Athlon 2000+ with a FX 5200 Nvidia
NForce 2 Chipset

I used the same hard drive a 60 gig western digital to do this

I want to dual boot
Windows XP & Mandrake or a suitable Distro where I can play Americas Army 2.10 down range.

My problem is with my 60 gig hard drive #1 How can i partition it so that i can utilize it correctly and why in my NForce 2 Chipset DFI Motherboard does the format process just hang.

What am I doing wrong. I save the partition table and it goes to format and then hangs.

Is there an expert mode I can go to that will not detect the hardware and then I can run Kudzu later or Kudzu will run on reboot and not format the hard drive but check for bad blocks cause I will be formatting during the windows xp load.


Help Me Please
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:29 AM   #2
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What partitioning tool are you using?

A friend of mine had a problem using a windows start floppy with format command recently (still don't know what he did to make it crash) and I used a Linux LiveCD with QTParted to partition the drive. It worked perfectly.
 
  


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