I downloaded Mandrake 8.1 from linuxiso.org, burned the CD, and installed it just fine. I noticed during the download process that there were iso images for a disk 2 and 3. I was told (by someone on another message board) to download and install disk 1, so that's what I did. During the install process I was promted to insert disk 2 (if I had it) or press cancel to continue the install of the current disk.
Everything is fine and Mandrake is up and running but now I'm curious; do I need to install disk 2 and 3? What is on them? How do they install? Will I have to manually configure a bunch of stuff, or will they install themselves? Normally I don't get to worried about this kind of stuff (in Wndows) but I'm new to Linux and don't fully understand it yet.
Also, is there anything you Linux gurus would recommend I install (in the form of utilities, etc.) that would make my Linux experience even better. I have noticed that my current install does not support my Microsoft trackball. The trackball works fine but the scrolling wheel does not. I also have a printer that is hooked up to a USB port that I can't get to work. This is not a USB printer -- I use a Belkin cord adapter to make it a USB printer because I have 2 printers. My other printer (serial) works just fine.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.