Originally posted by wikiraver
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.