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Old 11-16-2003, 05:22 PM   #16
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You could do that and here is some advice.
For me, after i installed window. Install one of the dist. you have first.
but make the /boot/ partition around 100mb.
When you install the second linux dist. select the exist /boot and /swap/
That way, you would wast your space.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 05:41 PM   #17
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"When you install the second linux dist. select the exist /boot and /swap/
That way, you would wast your space."

Is that safe? I don't think it should be a problem for /swap but what about /boot/System-map ? I confess I don't fully understand what System-map is for, but it does seem to be kernel specific. I suppose if it works it works, but it would make me a bit uneasy. Perhaps someone more clued in about the specifics of the /boot directory and lilo could post some insight.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 09:57 PM   #18
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the map just for your hard drive's partition table. They could share /boot/ as long as you run different dist. But serioiusly, i doesn't matter at all. They don't even bother each other.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:44 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the replys, I will try it tonight. What do you think is the best mandrake the new one or the one before that?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:57 PM   #20
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"Thanks for all the replys, I will try it tonight. What do you think is the best mandrake the new one or the one before that?"

If you'd asked a few days ago I would have said 9.1 since the first 9.2 iso's broke some cdrom drives (LG). But they've recently fixed that problem so no reason not to use 9.2 . If you like it, consider joining the Mandrake Club. Not only is it good to support a great distro, but the members download site is a nice thing to be able to access.
 
  


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