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Old 11-29-2004, 06:12 PM   #16
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Go through the installation, and when you get to the bootloader your choices are:

1. install the bootloader on a floppy (which you'll need to use every time you want to boot Linux. This will have no effect on the Windows bootloader)

2. Install the bootloader to the MBR. This will overwrite the Windows bootloader and present you with a choice of OS's to boot.

I'd recommend the floppy route to start, then reading about GRUB or LILO before installing to the MBR.

My personal preference is GRUB on the MBR, chainloading to which ever distro I fancy booting into. (This will make sense once you've done the reading...)

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Old 11-30-2004, 08:53 AM   #17
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yesterday I installed Mandrake10.0 in my new hard disk. But when it asked for 2 CD and 3CD, it complained at lot
about unable to install (open office.....). Is anyone aware of it ? I'm thinking 2CD and 3CD may be are not burned


1. bootloader is in a floppy. I will install LILO/GRUB later.

2. Now that I've dedicated complete disk for Mandrake 10.0. If I want to install Redhat Linux, I guess
I will lose Mandrake and will have to install again. Since my hard disk is 200GB, May be I will make
100GB and 100GB each for RH and Mandy. If I do this will I have option to load ?

1. Windows XP Pro
2. RH Linux
3. Mandy Linux

Please advice.
Old 11-30-2004, 03:11 PM   #18
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Here is my suggestion,sense mandrake did not install that great,go ahead and partition your hard drive.Make the first partition 60 GB then 2GB for swap then another 60 GB then leave the rest as free space as some distro's use a boot partition.this would leave you room for later.Reburn the bad cd's and check them with mandrakes tool or by the md5sum.then you can reinstall mandrake and add another distro on the next partition,I would suggest Mepis you can download it here on this site.Install mandrake to the mbr.After you boot print out /boot/grub/menu.lst and keep it handy.Next install Mepis and install it to the mbr it will over ride mandrake.Now boot up mepis and add mandrake to mepis /boot/grub/menu.lst and you will be able to boot them both plus chainload xp.Mandrake hdb1 mepis hdb3 swap hdb2.make another floppy any chance you get and save the other one,should be able to boot mandrake with it if needed.

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