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well, I did it. After hours of wrestling with mandrake (10.0 community) I finally got it to reinstall. YAY!!! My next challenge- make an NTFS partiton. Install Windows 2000. Then vector linux, then knoppix. YAY!!!
I have grub (lilo baulked) on a floppy- so I can forget the whole problem of windows writing over the boot loader!
anyway- late sleep- (if I can!). Network is working- using iceWM for the first time- love it!!! I thought I was a gnome person, forget that, I love iceWM!
firefox installed without a hitch- on my way!!
3 flavours of linux (rpm, debian and slackware) on my box! plus a windows for games!!! I'm so pumped- I'm raving so I'd better sign off.
Life is good, the birds are singing, God loves me and I'VE GOT LINUX BACK!!!
yay! now installed slackware! I can't believe it- I thought those "other" linuxes *mandrake* *cough* *cough* were cool- but man! slackware is awesome. I love it, it doesn't let me do anything at all, which means I need to actually LEARN!!! yes!
anyway, so now I have 2 os's on this computer, have to boot slack using the boot disk but working on it, working on it...