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Old 12-01-2003, 03:23 PM   #1
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Mandrake Dual Boot Setup

Hi, I have a question regarding running a dual boot setup on my PC. I intend to install Mandrake on my PC while keeping Win98se for now. I have used the tool FIPS already in which I have allocated to drive 1 about 1500MB space for Win OS, and the rest (6100MB of free space) for Mandrake. I have just read that Mandrake can resize your Windows partition to make room for Linux, so should would it be best to undo what I have already done with FIPS in partitioning my drive, or just leave it be? Also, I have read somewhere that Mandrake needs at least 128 memory, and I do not see why that is necessary and believe that it should run fine with 64 memory like I have. My PC is 700/66 Mhz Celeron, 64MB memory, and has 6GB free space at the moment. Does all look good, and anyone have any advice/suggestions? Thanks in advance, and I greatly appreciate the help!
Old 12-01-2003, 03:31 PM   #2
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Don't undo what fips did. If there is spce not taken by any partitions on you hd, then the Mandrake install will be very easy. On the site, they say that you need at least 32, with 64mb being recomended.
Old 12-01-2003, 04:08 PM   #3
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Im running mdk 9.2 on a 668/66mhz processor and 192 ram. Runs failry well. I think you misunderstood mandrake though, they meant you should have like atleast 64+mb of ram for the graphical installer. More ram is always better.


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