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Old 02-14-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
eliteskills
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post 1024 cylinders unpartitioned installation?


My QuestioN:

Anyway to install mandrake on the unpartitioned space after my 15 gig windows partition?



History:

Wiped hard drive.

Installed XP but left 10 gigs for linux unpartitioned.

Installed all programs.

Kicking myself for not making a partition before the windows partition that could be a linux boot loader.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 05:00 PM   #2
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Depends on the age of the machine. Considering it's running XP I guess it's not that obsolete.

Modern machines and linux OS's are not limitted by the 1024 barrier.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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Thanks, that's encouraging to hear.

I'm installing linux through the mandrake installer. It worked before except the only difference is that this time I have linux as NTFS and windows is the first partition. The laptop is only 2 years old so it's not yet a paper weight by my standards.

I'll keep trying.
 
  


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