LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
jbraum
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Mansfield Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 119

Rep: Reputation: 15
XP with Mandrake 9.2


Ok I have Win XP Pro on my laptop and would like to run a dual boot sys with XP and Mandrake 9.2. Tell me if I'm correct. I can leave my XP loaded on the laptop and install Mandrake which will partition my hd and set itself up on the partition hd? Also will Mandrake set up fat32 even if the hd is ntfs? Or can Mandrake read and write to an ntfs hd?

jbraum
 
Old 10-24-2003, 06:51 PM   #2
rakriege
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: San Deigo, CA
Distribution: FC3, Win2k Server, XP Pro & 2003 Server
Posts: 198

Rep: Reputation: 30
WAITTTTT

Youll need to use a third party program to re partition your existing drive like Partition Magic, maybe 4 to 8 gigs.

then load Linux there..

Linux will use FAT32, the NTFS partition will be read only
 
Old 10-24-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
tokyoeye
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Amsterdam
Distribution: gentoo,debian
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 15
According to the mandrake homepage you will be able to resize ntfs and vfat partitions during the installation process:

In addition to being able to resize NTFS partitions, the installation procedure provides many unique features such as offering various filesystems (including journalized filesystems EXT3, ReiserFS, XFS, and encrypted file systems), setting up RAID disks, and resizing MS-Windows FAT32 partitions.

(http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/features.php3#2)

I have never installed mandrake 9.2 but you might give it a try...
 
Old 10-24-2003, 07:01 PM   #4
jbraum
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Mansfield Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Would wiping out xp, doing a clean install and partitioning the hd make it easier? Or do I need to use third party partitioning software?

Thanks
 
Old 10-24-2003, 07:03 PM   #5
jbraum
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Mansfield Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks I guess you answered while I was posting.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 07:09 PM   #6
quatsch
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New York, NY
Distribution: gentoo, gentooPPC
Posts: 1,661

Rep: Reputation: 48
the ntfs resize works just fine in 9.1 so it should be at least as good in 9.2. But make sure to defrag your ntfs partion before resizing it. For best results, disable virtual memory and hibernation support and then defragment it. After you're done with the resizing, you can enable virtual memory and hibernation support again. But BACKUP whatever files that are important to you.

Once the resizng is done, you can install mandrake on the freed up space.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 07:28 PM   #7
jbraum
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Mansfield Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks! Great help

jbraum
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mandrake 9.2b2: Unable to find / launch Mandrake Control Center blafield Mandriva 2 06-12-2009 03:38 AM
dual booting fedora core 2 and mandrake: can't boot mandrake any more mgyamada Fedora 1 10-04-2004 07:39 AM
Completely new to Linux, Downloaded Mandrake 10 and want to run both XP and Mandrake Scandal Mandriva 4 06-28-2004 10:03 PM
Upgrading Mandrake 9.1RC2 to Mandrake 9.2 final Without ISOs johnleemk Mandriva 1 12-27-2003 12:17 AM
Uninstalled Mandrake, Installed Slackware, still getting mandrake boot screen powerismine Slackware 4 11-22-2002 06:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration