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Old 06-08-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
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Installing Mandrake 9.1 onto a second hard drive

Hi, I'm new to this forum, and to Linux in general. I had a question involving the installation...

I have two hard drives on my computer. The primary master is a 16 GB while the primary slave is a 120 GB HD. The first is running Win 98SE, while the other is a data drive onto which I plan to install Mandrake on. Both drives are using a FAT32 file system.

I have a large amount of data on the data drive, which won't fit onto the 16 GB. What I'd like to know is, is it possible to install Mandrake onto the data drive, without destroying all my data on the data drive, and if so, how would I go about doing it?
Old 06-08-2003, 10:37 PM   #2
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Well you would have to partition that drive before installing Mandrake. Then make sure you don't install Mandrake on all your data.
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you can resize your hard drive using a win32 program called partition magic (available for .... purchase.. ) and then install mandrake on the third partition after u resized and allocated more space
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hi had a simmilar issue when i got mankrake 9.1
u can reconfigure your second drive Whith the mandrake install discs
just go to expert install and fallow the instrucrions for repartitioning with lilo
what i did was ran a defrag on the disc in Wieners(short for windows )install then booted the mand. install from the cd fallowed the instructions from the install cd
hope this helps
ps u can read the docs on the mandrake cd for lilo from yr wieners install if your still fuzzy


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