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Old 12-09-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
wikiraver
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Question Windows XP/Mandrake 10 Dual-Boot


Hello.

I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to Linux. I have used Mandrake 10 before, but have always been nervous about dual-booting Windows and Mandrake.

I've used Partition Magic to try and dual-boot, but for some reason I can never get into Mandrake even after I've installed it. I have Windows XP installed currently as the only OS and don't really want to use partitioning software if I don't absolutely have to.

Can someone please tell me how to go about the dual-boot without having to use a partition manager? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 01:48 AM   #2
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Re: Windows XP/Mandrake 10 Dual-Boot

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Originally posted by wikiraver
Hello.

I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to Linux. I have used Mandrake 10 before, but have always been nervous about dual-booting Windows and Mandrake.

I've used Partition Magic to try and dual-boot, but for some reason I can never get into Mandrake even after I've installed it. I have Windows XP installed currently as the only OS and don't really want to use partitioning software if I don't absolutely have to.

Can someone please tell me how to go about the dual-boot without having to use a partition manager? Thanks in advance.
You can use the built in the partiton manager to partiton the drive. It does a nice job.

I personally have a 20 Gig drive dedicated to linux, and I install the bootloader on that drive only, and then boot to that drive from the BIOS.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 03:15 AM   #3
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You should probably make sure win is on the first partition. I had a problem whit that, but when I had win on the first partition everything worked perfectly.
 
  


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