LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-20-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
tauhshi
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu "edgy", looking for something else
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: 15
Instalation Process


How does the Instalition Process of Mandrivia Linux go? I want to burn the instaliton files from CD1, and then install the main things, but can I partion my drive? Im running windows, but still wanna keep Windows on my machine. Also, is there a program that loads at startup and allows you to select what Operating System you wanna boot up?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
GrueMaster
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Oregon
Distribution: Kubuntu.
Posts: 848

Rep: Reputation: 30
This is actually really good about the latest Mandriva. You can have it resize your Windows partition, creating enough space for it to install. If possible, I'd recommend creating a sparate fat32 partition for shared data (if you need to have read-write access to the same dat from both OS's). Also, Mandriva will automatically configure lilo for dual boot (and it works well). You could possibly also use grub, but I haven't tested it in dual boot configurations yet.

Good Luck!
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
tauhshi
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu "edgy", looking for something else
Posts: 77

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
So I can create a seperate partion for Mandriva, and still acess my files from my other partion?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:33 PM   #4
tkedwards
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Munich, Germany
Distribution: Opensuse 11.2
Posts: 1,549

Rep: Reputation: 51
Yes, but Linux cannot write to NTFS partitions, it can only read from them. It can read and write to FAT32 partitions though.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:41 PM   #5
tauhshi
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu "edgy", looking for something else
Posts: 77

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, thats alright. I just want to be able to create a FAT32 partion with the most ease from the installer to hold Linux, and store my settings and such. All my files are gonna be contained on my NTFS Windows partion.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 06:59 PM   #6
tkedwards
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Munich, Germany
Distribution: Opensuse 11.2
Posts: 1,549

Rep: Reputation: 51
Yeah create a partition to hold the Linux install and a FAT32 partition for sharing files between your Windows and Linux installs. Linux doesn't install on FAT32 partitions, it only has support for accessing them for compatability with the Microsoft world.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 08:13 PM   #7
tauhshi
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu "edgy", looking for something else
Posts: 77

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
So Linux installs on an NTFS partion?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 08:22 PM   #8
tkedwards
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Munich, Germany
Distribution: Opensuse 11.2
Posts: 1,549

Rep: Reputation: 51
No, Linux has its own partition types - ext3 (the most common), reiserfs, jfs, xfs. You usually use ext3 if you don't have any particular preference for one of the others. Linux supports other partition types, especially FAT32 and NTFS, for compatability with other OSes, especially Windows but that doesn't mean that it can properly install on partitions of that type.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 11:26 PM   #9
Lakota
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: London, ON, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 2007 Free
Posts: 507

Rep: Reputation: 30
Here is a graphical look at exactly what you will see and deal with on a Mandriva 2006 install. It may answer some of your questions.
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/installmdv2006.html
 
Old 12-21-2005, 05:58 AM   #10
tauhshi
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu "edgy", looking for something else
Posts: 77

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Wait, Is Mandriva free?
 
Old 12-21-2005, 06:16 AM   #11
wearetheborg
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Mint 13 Maya
Posts: 268

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by tauhshi
Wait, Is Mandriva free?
Get the powerpack edition. It can be obtained for free using bittorent. Or bought cheaply on internet (~10$).
 
Old 12-21-2005, 09:37 AM   #12
Lakota
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: London, ON, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 2007 Free
Posts: 507

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by wearetheborg
Get the powerpack edition. It can be obtained for free using bittorent. Or bought cheaply on internet (~10$).
Yes, Mandriva has both a free and a paid for version. The free version has everything you need, and is available for download in three cd or dvd format. The paid for version (including Powerpack) has a few extras such as an rpm version of proprietary video drivers etc, sun's java etc. All the extras on the paid for version can be installed manually from downloads from sun's or nvidia's website etc.

Weartheborg:
It is a pretty disappointing attitude to suggest people grab a paid for version without paying vendor for it when that vendor also provides a free version. I suppose if your grandmother said I'll give you $100 today for nothing or $500 today if you will agree to cut my lawn once a week for a year, you would take the $500 and never show to cut the lawn? Piracy is piracy. Moreover it is rediculous to pirate when there is a free offer on the table.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 10:52 AM   #13
GrueMaster
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Oregon
Distribution: Kubuntu.
Posts: 848

Rep: Reputation: 30
I agree with Lakota. I personally have been using the free download version from Mandriva's site, but that has been an economic decision. If I could, I would become a club member in a heartbeat. It is very reasonable, considering what you get with the membership. Plus, it helps finance further enhancements to this fine distro.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 12:16 PM   #14
Lakota
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: London, ON, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 2007 Free
Posts: 507

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakota
Weartheborg:
It is a pretty disappointing attitude to suggest people grab a paid for version without paying vendor for it when that vendor also provides a free version. I suppose if your grandmother said I'll give you $100 today for nothing or $500 today if you will agree to cut my lawn once a week for a year, you would take the $500 and never show to cut the lawn? Piracy is piracy. Moreover it is rediculous to pirate when there is a free offer on the table.
Weartheborg:
I apollogize for the flame. I am sure you were just trying to be helpful. That simply goes against the Mandriva business model, and survival of distros is based on making money to some degree. Since they do offer a free version I believe it is only fair to promote downloading that one for free. That said, I try not to get into flame wars or debates on this forum, so I ask you to rethink your idea of what is fair game in the Linux world. I would like to think software piracy is a windows phenomenon since there are no free alternatives. That said, don't let my rant ruin your day, just give it a little thought.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 12:30 PM   #15
tauhshi
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu "edgy", looking for something else
Posts: 77

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Do I need the 2nd and 3rd discs at install? I only have one burnable disc...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how a father process know which child process send the signal SIGCHLD icoming Programming 10 07-20-2010 07:26 AM
Bash Scripting - child process affecting parent process mthaddon Linux - General 1 05-02-2004 01:19 PM
XP Instalation over RH mithras Linux - Newbie 2 02-18-2004 06:57 PM
problem with binding process and than execute another process chapa Programming 0 08-27-2003 03:47 AM
Instalation help? galyun Linux - Newbie 3 11-04-2002 01:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration