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Old 09-30-2002, 06:45 PM   #1
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Dual Boot Mandrake 8.1 / Win98

I am using Mandrake 8.1 but unfortunately I still need to use Windows to use my modem, I was thinking about dual booting and i was wondering how much trouble it is. I have ried to dual boot linux and windows 2000 but it was kind of tricky, if I use Lilo and install Win98 on the first partion will it work right?
Old 09-30-2002, 06:54 PM   #2
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With Win95/98/Me it is no brainer to do so, just install Lilo on MBR.
Old 09-30-2002, 06:57 PM   #3
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Just out of the Blue, do you have an internal or external modem? an external modem should be easy enough to get working. I mean if that is the only reason to have windows is the modem then I suggest trying to get the modem working first. I f you have a win modem and you want to run just Linux then I suggest getting an external modem. On the other hand I have dual boot booted win 95 with no problems But now I find it easier, not to boot but organization wise, to run Linux on one hard drive and WinXX on another.

Just some food for thought.
Old 09-30-2002, 07:04 PM   #4
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No, unfortunately my modem is a winmodem (laptop), I connect through another computer on my network at home so I can use Linux most of the time, but when i'm away from home I need windows to use the modem. I've tried in the past to get my modem to work but I can't seem to get it going. Its a Toshiba Software modem from a satelitte 1800 if you have any suggestions.
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Just finished the dual boot and everything went smooth. Peice of cake.


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