Hiya everyone, I'm back in the newbie forum since my first stab at Linux didn't go so hot. You were all helpful the first time, so thanks in advance
I'm thinking about installing Mandrake 10.0 on my relatively new Dell Dimension 4600. It has a 120GB Serial ATA HDD, running WinXP. Any other pertinent specs I can think of is a 48X CD-RW/DVD combo drive, but no floppy drive.
Now, I've got an old Western Digital WD307AA 30.7GB 5400rpm HDD (I like to give specifics, bear with me
) that I'd like to install. So upon opening up my computer, I realized a few things:
- The HDD I will be installing - how do I go about installing it? (primary/secondary, master/slave, etc)
- I'm utterly confused on how dual booting works. If someone could explain how to dual boot after I install Mandrake on this newly installed HDD, that'd be great
- Does not having a floppy drive present any problems?
- Also, random question here: I've got a Dell TrueMobile wireless USB adapter. Any leads on how I'd get that to work in Linux?
If you can answer any of the above, thank you very much. If this is posted in the wrong area...which I doubt it is, apologies in advance.