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Old 04-08-2002, 12:55 PM   #1
sappertec
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Unhappy Need Help on Installing Mandrake 8.2


Current System:

C: and E: 20GB Empty partition
D: 17GB Linux Ext2 / 2gb Swap 20gb (Linux and XP same drive)
F: XP Pro 20gb/20/gb (60Gb originally)
H: Backup 20gb

Total 100Gb 2-20Gb and 1-60Gb

I'm using Partition Magic 7 and Boot Magic I already created the ext2 and swap partitions. Changed the bios to boot from CDRom. I have used the same MLinux CDs before on other installations without a problem. The ploblem I get with a new machine is that it can not boot from cd.

I think that my only solution is to use a floppy to CD for installation.

I have MLinux 8.2 working on my laptop duall boot with Win 2000.

How do I create a boot floppy disk to reconize the CD for installation?

Help.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 01:03 PM   #2
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check the documentation on the cd, all the info and tools are there.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 05:53 AM   #3
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The tool is called rawrite.. You can also run it from Windows, find the right image, insert floppy and it's nearly done...
 
Old 04-11-2002, 11:32 AM   #4
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Smile Thanks for your replies

Thanks for your replies Acid_kewpie and Mara. With my full time college and full time work, I will not be able to test if it works till Saturday.

Thank you.

Sappertec
 
Old 04-11-2002, 12:27 PM   #5
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USB?

Okay, next question.

How do i find out if I'm properly connecting to my usb external 40 Gig hard drive? And, can linux see the fat32 partition.
 
Old 04-11-2002, 12:33 PM   #6
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Your USB harddisk will probably appear as a scsi drive (/dev/sda or sdb, etc), and yes, Linux can see fat32 partitions - they're called VFAT partitiong though.
 
  


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