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Old 02-08-2004, 01:48 AM   #1
slayer777
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Question Mandrake 9.2 and XP


Ok, I'm complete newb. I am already running XP home and I want to partition about 6 of my 30gigs(is that enough) and try out mandrake 9.2. I Know I will probably have to re-format my drive and re-install windows. Could somebody provide (or link) me with a step by step on how to do this? (after backing up and reformatting if necessary)

Thanks alot!


specs:

P4 2.2g
30g HD
256mb ddr ram
xp home
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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you don't need to reformat windows at all. most of the newer distros have a tool where you can change the size of windows partitions to make room for a linux installation or they may be able to do it automatically. just make your computer bootable from the cd drive.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 02:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. Your sig was helpful too. I realized That I only hold my farts in meetings and I have the most crappy ideas in meetings. You've changed my life.
 
  


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