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I just recently downloaded mandrake linux 9.0 and i am a newbie in the linux dept but i herd it is great so i wanted to install it and try it out myself...iv also herd linux is hard to install...that is another reason i wanted to do it.
CAN someone post a link of a step by step linux mandrake 9.0 installation guide.????
DOES it usually come in 3 cds like i have downloaded??
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situation first. If you have a winmodem, support for it will be spotty under linux. You might consider a dual install first unless
you have other access to the net.
well i have decided on partitioning it, i have a 40 gig hard drive...im thinking of giving mandrake 10 gigs and using the rest for win sinc ei have much of my office work on it and some major graphic software...
I suppose mandrake will ask me where and how i want to partition it right>?> and is this safe becuz i really can NOT lose any data...i can always make a back up but i dont have time...will it be safe...im guessing yes.
Why would anyone download Mandrake 9.0 when 9.1 is available? Advice: 9.1 is better. "urpmi" (software updates) works properly for a start and that is crucial to the whole Mandrake experience.
Supermount is also better. Provided you always put a CD-ROM in the drive you loaded Mandrake from before attempting software updates via Mandrake Control Centre, it is better behaved, does not "lose" drives as often, and you don't get interminable waits when you click on the icon for an empty CD/DVD/Floppy.
You also get KDE3.1, the star of all Window managers!
Actually the reason i am going with mandrake 9.0 is i downloaded before i found out there was 9.1 out...and i would have to wait another freakin 4 hours to download the other one so i thought i might as well try 9.0 one out and make a partition with it on my hard drive and later i can just replace it!!! HEHEHEHEHE
Guess what guys..i do not know what is going on!!! When i run the cd it says it will reboot and install mandrake...and than it reboots and comes back to windows what is going on and what am i doing wrong>>Thanks
Try opening up the first cd in windows and in the dosutils folder is a program called rawwritewin. start that it will ask for a formatted floppy, insert a floppy then click and browse the images folder for cdrom.img that will create a startup disk for mandrake. your cdrom is not bootable and its not windows so it won't install in windows.