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Old 06-11-2003, 09:36 AM   #1
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MANdrake Linux installation


HI ALL

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??

THANKS..
 
Old 06-11-2003, 09:54 AM   #2
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yeah it's 3 cd's. installation guide can be found on their website. but generally...

1) put disc in drive

2) turn on computer

that easy really, it's a doddle in mandrake.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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what if i have win 98 on it and i am going to replace it with mandrake....would it just uninstall win directly automatically or will i have to do that firstr.?

HELP>>>PLEASE>...cuz i was planning on doing this today.

thanks
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defrag the windows drive first ideally, and then mandrake can split the partitions to make some space just fine. it will ask you every step of the way, and you can always backout before commiting.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 11:06 AM   #5
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Before you delete win98 you might check out your modem
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.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 12:55 PM   #6
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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.

THANKS AGAIN!
 
Old 06-11-2003, 01:06 PM   #7
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Not trying to be critical but you have time to install a new os
but not to back up critical data? Good luck.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 03:44 PM   #8
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Now that i have downloaded can i not insall it after i unzip it?? from my hard drive or do i have to burn it onto 3 cds??

Thanks
 
Old 06-11-2003, 03:55 PM   #9
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burn to cd's
and mandrake installs like windows (almost)
very little input is required.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 04:01 PM   #10
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http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/install.html
 
Old 06-11-2003, 05:05 PM   #11
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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!

Need I go on?

DAVE

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Old 06-12-2003, 10:44 AM   #12
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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
 
Old 06-12-2003, 11:29 AM   #13
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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
 
Old 06-12-2003, 11:40 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 06-12-2003, 11:45 AM   #15
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but my comp does not have a floppy drive!!! AHHH!!!\
 
  


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