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Old 08-27-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
kevin89x
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mandriva creating partitions


I ran a mandriva live cd and decided that it blew my old os away

however when i shut the computer off and started it up the next morning i

realized that every time it downloaded updates it seemed to create a new

boot up choice which started filling up my hard drive pretty fast i was

wondering if i could possibly get that to stop as i don't have a huge hard drive

i am running mandriva gnome 2009
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:36 AM   #2
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I'd like to see the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst to decide whether or not your system really is creating new bootup choices, which would be a surprising behaviour.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by kevin89x View Post
I ran a mandriva live cd and decided that it blew my old os away

however when i shut the computer off and started it up the next morning i

realized that every time it downloaded updates it seemed to create a new

boot up choice which started filling up my hard drive pretty fast i was

wondering if i could possibly get that to stop as i don't have a huge hard drive

i am running mandriva gnome 2009
Correction not every update , only if the update includes a new kernel
But it is possible to delete the kernel not in use and also remove it from the menu.lst
I do not now how big you're hd is ?
But there is also a maximum of old kernels kept by Mandriva ,it does not go for ever and ever .
Before deleting the kernel and the option from the menu.lst be sure the new kernel works for you.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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oh yeah btw my hard drive is only a 40 gig
 
Old 08-27-2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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oh yeah btw my hard drive is only a 40 gig
You stated that you blew away the old Os .
If you give the entire HD to Mandriva that is more than enough
Of course with the exception that you install a lot software.
But you can check how much space is left.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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You stated that you blew away the old Os .
If you give the entire HD to Mandriva that is more than enough
Of course with the exception that you install a lot software.
But you can check how much space is left.
i meant in terms of usability and user friendliness
and mandriva seems to run a lot smoother on less ram than windows does
 
Old 08-28-2009, 02:23 AM   #7
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i meant in terms of usability and user friendliness
and mandriva seems to run a lot smoother on less ram than windows does
Generally speaking you need about 512 MB Of RAM to let Mandriva run smoothly , but as you know it also depends on the GUI you use.
Just as a example XFCE is lot smaller GUI than KDE
So XFCE will run faster than KDE
What I remember from the old when I use 3 GB RAM windows xp was still slow if I compare it with my linux distros

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