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Old 01-13-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Talking Simple MEPIS 3.3 or Simple MEPIS (later versions)


I am a beginner at this and I only want to repartition my C: Drive. I downloaded Simple MEPHIS 7.0 (I believe) Is this the same as Simple MEPIS 3.3?

If not, what should I do?
 
Old 01-13-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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What does it matter, if you only want to repartition your C drive? Both should contain the basic partitioning tools, so you can do the job.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 11:10 AM   #3
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Unhappy Simple MEPIS

I'm trying to boot my PC from DVD RW CD-RW and run MEPHIS to repartition my C: Drive. For some reason my PC won't boot that way. Does the ISO have to be DVD or can it be CD.

Again I'm just a beginner at this.

Is there any other free software out there than can repartition hard drives. i tried to download Simple MEPIS 3.3 but didn't have any luck. I could only find FTP sites.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ed
 
Old 01-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #4
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Set BIOS to boot from CD-ROM

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Originally Posted by ny_smitty999 View Post
I'm trying to boot my PC from DVD RW CD-RW and run MEPHIS to repartition my C: Drive. For some reason my PC won't boot that way. Does the ISO have to be DVD or can it be CD.

Again I'm just a beginner at this.

Is there any other free software out there than can repartition hard drives. i tried to download Simple MEPIS 3.3 but didn't have any luck. I could only find FTP sites.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ed
Hi, Ed.
You need to set the BIOS of your computer to boot from the CD-ROM first, and to boot from a Hard Disk Drive second. Otherwise it will always just boot from the HDD, and whatever is in the CD tray will be ignored until after an OS boots.

Some computers allow you to get into the BIOS or "CMOS" setup by pressing the delete key when the machine finishes the Power-On Self Test --right at the very beginning when you switch it on. Some computers use the F1 or F2 key, or the Escape key. You usually have to hold the key down until you get the BIOS setup screen instead of a normal OS boot.

If you google "BIOS setup -----" with the blanks filled in with your computer make & model, you can probably find out more details on that.
But here is a MEPIS Wiki page that might help you out:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Boot_order

Here is a series of video demonstrations on how to use a MEPIS LiveCD to repartition your HDD:
http://www.tomlinux.ca/

Good luck! And post back here or at mepislovers.org if you need any more assistance.

SilverBear
 
Old 01-14-2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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Does the ISO have to be DVD or can it be CD.
I'll add to this question. Shortly said, no, it doesn't. How it goes:

- if your drive can read both CD and DVD discs, you can use whichever disc to install from
- if your drive cannot write DVDs, then you cannot create an installation DVD on your machine (but can do it on somebody else's)
- usually CD and DVD install discs are the same, except that DVD discs have more space and thus usually contain more optional software (CD-installs can get the software from the internet after installation in the usual case)
- if you have a DVD image and a CD, the image won't fit on the CD; however if you have a CD image and a DVD, you can actually burn the CD image onto the DVD and install that way (I've done this only twice or so, and used ImgBurn on Windows where I had to download the image)
- I usually prefer to use CD to install, because it's faster to download and write, and the extra things can always be fetched from the internet if needed; a DVD is usually just a waste of time, as the programs are nowadays old by the time they are put into an image file, so they need to be upgraded anyway
 
  


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