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I have used Win 2K for several years, and I would like to start using Linux, but I have been having trouble getting a distribution installed. I would really like to get Mandrake 10 installed, but I have also tried Fedora Core 2 and with either, I always run into problems with the bootloader.
I have 2 hard drives (1@160GB and 1@40GB) and would like Mandrake to have the whole 40GB drive. The 40GB drive used to have Windows on it, but I have moved all of Windows. The whole installation process goes off without a hitch. Whenever LILO starts booting, I just get an "L" followed by a series of "01"'s. I have tried GRUB and get an error. I have also tried creating a bootable floppy with GRUB and get the same "Disk error".
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if more info is needed.
I'm pretty new to this, but does it cause any conflict to have the main drive with Windows with multiple filesystems on it? I'm assuming that when you say hda should look like this, they would also have filesystems like those listed as well?
Well, during the install, just lower the windows partitiion to your preferred extent, and then create a partition, make it all the rest of the drive except one GB, ir somthing, then make the rest the swap partition. If you want to learn linux , but don't want a full switch, get mandrakemove, a live CD, at mandrakelinux.com