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Old 06-08-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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linux install off a ntfs partition?

Hey I'm lazy and don't wanna go out and buy cdr's to burn to install mandrake 10. I was wondering if you could make a boot disk that could do an install off a ntfs partition that already exists(my windows xp partition). I could not remember if you could do this, i know i can do a network install but i do not really feel like setting that up.
Old 06-08-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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I believe I read that you can when I installed it, but you may have to already have the partitions separated as the install won't let you change the partition the ISOs are on. I can't find the docs/instructions just now but you should find it in the install instructions in one of the following links.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Software management configuration: Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
Software management: urpmi mini-HOWTO
Software management: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Urpmi But Never Dared Asking Before
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

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AFAIK I know you can install from a ext2, ext3, FAT32 and maybe reiserfs partition but I do not think you can from a NTFS. I could not find anything in the documentation.
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Thanks guys for the info. I remember back in the days of redhat 6.0 (Glad thats gone) I could install from a fat32. Thanks for the replies i appreciate it....


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