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Old 11-30-2002, 05:13 PM   #1
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Maybe a dumb Question But?


I currently have RH 8.0 running pretty darn smooth on my machine.!!!
I am curious what is the difference in with a dual boot partition. Would Makndrke be good for this?

Can you get a copy of Mandrake in a simplified form?
Some of them you have down 14 folders and combine them before you can do anything with them.

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with a dual boot partition. Would Makndrke be good for this?

Can you get a copy of Mandrake in a simplified form?
Some of them you have down 14 folders and combine them before you can do anything with them.

Thanks,

RH 8 and Mandrake?
I know RH has very nice GUI does Mandrake?
I have a IBM Comaptible with M$ XP$$$ on it and I am considering having it with a dual boot partition. Would Makndrke be good for this?

Can you get a copy of Mandrake in a simplified form?
Some of them you have down 14 folders and combine them before you can do anything with them. I am not confident this can be done correctly in my current state of mind. ( Forgive me I have been dealing with Financial Management Test today and it was veerrrry baddddd).

Thanks,
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Old 11-30-2002, 05:18 PM   #2
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what is a "simplified form" meant to mean? you downlaod a distro and install the bits that you want.

and how on earth have you managed to write the same question 3 times??
 
Old 11-30-2002, 07:24 PM   #3
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Excuse me moderator, when I wrote this I had just came off of grueling 6 hour seesion with a test and did not relize that I had did something to cause this to repeat it self 3 times.
I guess to answer your question is that I have seen the past when you try to download Distrobutions that it is a little confusing as to which folders you really need?
Where do you down load this Mandrake?
Is it possible to burn it a cd and boot from it?

Forgive me for error here.
But I just wanted a simple answer not lecture on mistakes because we all make them.
Thank You,
 
Old 11-30-2002, 07:41 PM   #4
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calm down, don't be silly. it was just an very impressive thing to have managed to do that's all there's no need to make excuses, it's not important...

anyway... the number of "folders" that you install has no relation on how much space it takes up. assuming you're actually referring to /etc /usr and so forth, then they are all there for their own distinct reasons.

to download a distro, you download the iso files and burn them to a cd, you don't only download certain folders or anything, just one big file... if you only want to install a basic system you'll only need the first mandrake cd.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 09:32 PM   #5
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Or you can buy the Mandrake cd, and it will come with support (besides this forum). Also, in the installation setup, you can decide what you want to keep and what you want, much like installing windows. Give it a shot, i bet it isn't that hard. I did it with some help, and you can always come back here and ask.

As for a boot loader, it's all preferance. I hear good things about lilo and good things about grub. I had grub, worked fine. I tried lilo, worked fine, except that lilo is ugly, but that doesn't matter too much.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 11:07 PM   #6
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yes mandrake has a good gui you can select from basically the same things as redhat for that redhat has bluecurve though so it will look just a bit different

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftpurl.php3

as far as the folders i think you are accessing the wrong directories get a ftp program with a resume function

www.linuxiso.org -for more help on the issues of iso
 
Old 01-23-2003, 11:27 PM   #7
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linuxiso.org looks sick! I am downloading debian right now.
 
  


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