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Old 06-24-2003, 04:15 AM   #1
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mandrake 9.1/win2k dualboot on laptop

hey all,

I'm trying to install Mandrake 9.1 and Windows 2k on my Toshiba Satellite 1755. From what I've found online, Mandrake seems to work well on the 1755 with minimal problems.

some Satellite 1755 specs:
900mhz Celeron
10 gig HD

How should I partition my drive?
_I know each OS needs its own partition
_Do I need to make a third partition for a linux "swap" drive?
_Can I partition and install both OS's effectively without
using Partition Magic?

any other tips are welcome! thanks!
Old 06-24-2003, 04:50 AM   #2
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First run FDISK. Make a Primary partition. Primary partition is where Windows 2000 will be installed on. Second make an Extended partition. This is where LINUX will be located. Reboot and format only the Primary partition. Try formatting it as FAT32 if you can. Then install Windows 2000 on the Primary partition. Tell Windows 2000 to not make any partitions or to not format in the extended partition. After Windows 2000 installation, make a boot disk in Windows. You are ready to install linux. Tell linux to use the extended partition. It will create its own partitions in there. You can keep the defaults or create your own partition setup for LINUX. Pick the packages that you want to install. After LINUX installation, boot into it and make a boot disk for LINUX. You should have a Windows boot disk and a LINUX boot disk. Reboot the computer and see if you can boot to Windows 2000. You can use any boot loader that you want. If everything works, put the boot disks in a safe place.

The space that you allocate is up to you to decide. Keep in mind, Windows 2000 needs atleast 4 gigabytes to install. LINUX needs atleast 2 gigabytes.


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