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Old 01-02-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
landsurveytech
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Daul Boot Windows 2KPro and Mandrake 10


I recently rebuilt a P4-500 Mhz pc with 160mb ram on an 80gb HD that I partitioned into 4-20gb NTFS drives. I have install W2KSP4 in the first partition and would like to install Mandrake in the second one using the remaining two partitions for swap/storage in a dual boot environment any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 01-02-2005, 08:47 AM   #2
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What kind of suggestions? Like, just install it It looks like you're ready to go. The installation program will probably need to change an NTFS partition to a linux-compatible format but it'll do automatically. Read the installation documentation on the mandrake site. Backup all data you want to keep!
 
Old 01-02-2005, 08:54 AM   #3
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Futhermore, linux uses its own filesystem. Delete the partitions you created for linux and let the installer take care of everything. Use a FAT32 partition for sharing data between the two OS's
 
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Since Im new at this, will Mandrakes Install set up the Dual boot form me ie... dectect Windows and Mandrake
for a select at boot.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by landsurveytech
Since Im new at this, will Mandrakes Install set up the Dual boot form me ie... dectect Windows and Mandrake
for a select at boot.
Yes. You will end up with a screen that asks you what you want to do at every startup.

***Make sure you have Mandrake 10.1 Official and not 10.0*** Otherwise, you need to change a bios setting for the dual boot to work. (specifically- change your hard drive read write to LBA under your bios menu)

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