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olopbob 11-13-2002 04:16 AM

Clean install---dual boot
I thought I could just install Mandrake or Redhat on my 60 gig hard drive, so I would learn the O/S. I had XP partitioned and Partitionmagic and Bootmagic to do the rest. Well, that was two weeks ago, and now all I need is a link to give me step by step instructions. I have spent hours just trying to change a NTFS partition back to FAT32, so that tells my story. So if there is a place to go, I have backups made and am ready to reformat. (will still need Partitionmagic ).One link, all I ask is one link, but be forewarned, I will return, GRANDMASTERS.

Bert 11-13-2002 04:48 AM

What stage are you at? What have you done so far?

GT I.N.C 11-13-2002 05:08 AM

You really don't need PM though, cause both distros come with bery good partitioning software...oh and you can keep an NTFS partition for XP, but you will need a FAT32 partitions if you wish to exchange files between the O/S'


p.s. Welcome to LQ and Linux!

olopbob 11-13-2002 05:35 AM

Well since I'm reformatting, should I just go with FAT32 to avoid future conflicts? Space is no problem, and I really need to share files and programs between O/S's if that matters between NTFS and FAT32.

GT I.N.C 11-13-2002 05:45 AM

Well NTFS isn't very good at that now :p

So stick with the FAT32 for XP ;)


p.s. Unless you WANT NTFS, just have a fat32 partiiton to exchange files...

born4linux 11-13-2002 05:53 AM

here, try this:

olopbob 11-13-2002 05:59 AM

Doesn't get much better than that link. I just need to forget my "agree with Wizard" mentality and do my homework.


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