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Old 02-19-2002, 08:17 PM   #1
deadliner
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please help on install to WinME system


I am trying to install Caldera Systems Open Linux 2.2 on a WinME system, 900 mhz celeron, 30 GB hard drive.

I am running into problems getting partion magic to start.

The Linux installation program prompts me to remove the disc, and restart my computer. At which point partition magic is supposed to automatically start when my comp restarts.

Problem is,...nothing happens. Partition Magic does NOT start, and there is no way for me to start it manually!!

Any ideas? Is it due to the System Restore feature in WinME?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 02-19-2002, 08:50 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly, Partition Magic gives you the option to install a DOS version in which case You could just shutdown or restart to DOS mode and make sure things get done without any possible windows interference.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 11:40 PM   #3
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the caldera systems discs have an installation disk with open linux 2.2 AND partition magic on it, therefore installing partition magic to dos is not possible.

besides WinME has no real DOS invironment to begin with.

i tried disabling virus software, and also the system restore feature, but it didnt help any.

partition magic os supposed to auto start when the comp is rebooted, then it goes directly into the linux installation.

i guess ill have to contact caldera systems, but i usually hate doing that because it takes companies days to respond, if they even do at all.


oh yeah, sorry bout the dpoble post b4.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 11:45 PM   #4
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i've heard caldera isn't that great. If you can I'd go to mandrake or red hat. You can buy or warez partition magic seperately to. If you do that make sure you make the boot disc so you can run it from two floppies.
 
  


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