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Old 02-20-2004, 01:12 PM   #1
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mandrake and 2000


Can i install Mandrake on a seprate partition and run it along side of 2000 (dual boot) or will it just take over? I placed the cd in and it wants to intall (mandrake) but not sure what the outcome will be, and i need this system with 2000.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
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Can i install Mandrake on a seprate partition and run it along side of 2000 (dual boot) or will it just take over?
Yes you can. Mandrake can resize your Windows partition without harming it to make space for itself (they recommend you backup anyway). Mandrake will install a bootloader to boot itself. If you are really worried about Windows you can choose to install the bootloader to somewhere else so it won't interfere. You can also use the Windows bootloader to boot.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
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thanks
 
Old 02-20-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
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Intalling now... but seemed to be locked up @

looking for available packages...

been there for like 10 min... is this normal?
 
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Is it doing anything, ie is it reading the cdrom? How fast is your pc?
 
Old 02-20-2004, 03:44 PM   #6
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850 mhz, 40 gig 256 ram. and nope...not reading the cd-rom.
 
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Mouse still moves... and num lock light come on and off if i press the keys.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 03:46 PM   #8
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Perhaps it is a bad cd. Did you download it? Check the cd image to make sure it's good ( www.md5summer.com , there is supposed to be a little md5 file the comes with the image.). Try burning it again.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:16 PM   #9
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can't get on to the site with the md5 file...rats...@!#$%^&* lol oh well.. i guess this is what it takes..
 
  


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