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Old 07-03-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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Question Hidden Linux Partition....Help!

Hello...I have an interesting situation...I tried to install MandrakeLinux 10.0 (CD-1), and when I accepted the GPL, the next step SHOULD have been to select 'upgrade" or "install"..That did'nt appear.. I believ that it is'nt recognizing the older version (9.0) that is on the hard disc. I checked to see if it (9.0) is still out there, and it is.. I have 5Gb's allocated to the 9.0 Mandrake linux.....
I am dealing with a computer that has an "Award BIOS" setup, and "Partition Commander" as the bootloader.... I believe that one of them is causing the partition for my old linux not to be seen by the newer 10.0 CD-1... I want to do a 'fresh' install of the 10.0, using the existing partitions.....
What can I do to "un-mask" the old partition ??

Any suggestions GREATLY accepted...
Old 07-04-2004, 06:15 AM   #2
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try to press F1 then type "expert" when your computer boots from the MDK10 cd. This puts you into the expert mode for the installation and gives you more control over the process, so you should be able to see that option that you say is missing.
Old 07-04-2004, 08:44 AM   #3
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reddazz is entirely correct.
Many of the "easy install" options want to see free space on your hard disk, not formatted partitions.
Expert mode is often required for any operation other than clicking yes during install.


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