Completely new to Linux, Downloaded Mandrake 10 and want to run both XP and Mandrake.
How do I do this, can I please have instructions from scratch.
You will want to check the documentation for some info on this.
What I see listed on the Mandrake site
is for 9.2. Generally it would be the same, but perhaps not completely. I would guess the docs are also on your install CDs. Maybe in a Docs folder?
Can any Mandrake users specify where the current 10.0 Mandrake documentation can be found on the install CDs?
The basics are, resize the Windows partition that is currently using the entire hard drive, install Linux to the free space, use either one of the Linux bootloaders or the Windows bootloader to select which operating system to boot.