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Distribution: None. Soon, Hopefully with some help, I will be using Mandrake 10.2
Need Help. Totally new to Linux
Hello everyone. I just found this site hoping to find some help installing Mandrake Linux 10.2. I want to make it so that I can run both that and Windows XP. So could someone help me in doing that.
its rather easy, you just need to create a second partition.
**this will format your comp aswell, you will loose all data**
I only now how to do it with windows installled first however,
Enter ms dos (use a startup disk)
Type C: to switch to your hardisk
in FDISK, delete logical & primary (? cant remember if that is what it is called)
Create 2 partitions (allocate disk space to each)
take out the boot-disk, throw in your WinXP cd and install it on the selected partition, after installing windows just do the same thing with your mandrake, and select the other partition to install it to.
The tool for this is fdisk. Read the man page.
the basics commands are
p prints the table
n creates a new partition ( there is a number steps involved here)
d deletes a parttion DO NOT delete the windows partion.
When creating your partitions you will need at least 2. One is for "/" which is your root partition and another which is "swap". Linux uses a separate partition for its swap space and this should be twice the size of your RAM.