Will Windows and Mandriva clash at boot
I am new to Linux but try different distros from the Linux magazine as i am trying to find a good replacement for windows for my Prostate Cancer Councillor business.
I have just reinstalled Mandriva Spring 2009 to its original USB swing drive, now will it effect my windows OS when plugged into the USB port and i set the bios in this way.
1st boot - CD/DVD drive.
2nd boot - Mandriva swing USB drive.
3rd boot - Windows.
4th the rest
The reason i ask is that i can not afford to loose some sensitive information and all win files. ( this did destroy windows when i got the Mandriva from Mandriva and used it the 1st time)
I installed Mandriva with out the windows hard drive plugged in and at the end of the install i made the boot loader on the 1st patition of the Mandriva install.
Is it ok to proceed.