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Old 02-07-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Post What things do I have to take into account before installing MD 10.1CE?

Hello peeps

I've recently upgraded my machine and in the past, have always had a Windows/Linux (Mandrake )dual boot config. Now with my new spec some questions have arisen:

1. I have 2 SATA HDD. Will MD 10.1 automatically find these as normal drives or will I be required to provide drivers on a floppy disk?

2. 64-bit Processor. I have just downloaded the three MD 10.1 iso's from an FTP server. I know there is a Mandrake 10.1 x64 but does this natively support 64-bit chips as well (or do I need to download x64 isos - and where from)?

Thank you for any advice. (Also what is the main differences between the official/community editions?)

edit: Currently grabbing iso's from:



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Old 02-07-2005, 12:48 PM   #2
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I would suggest that you check on the Mandrake website or Forums about SATA drives coz I know some distros don't play along nicely with SATA.
Old 02-07-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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1. Mandrake *should* recognize your SATA drives. If it doesn't, or you have other problems, I would suggest posting specific questions in the Mandrake Distro forum here, or at the Mandrake Users Board.

2. The standard download edition of Mandrake will work just fine in a 64-bit machine. The AMD64 chip natively supports 32-bit apps (and OSes). Mandrake *does* have a 64-bit version, but IIRC, it is currently a "pay for" item.
Old 02-07-2005, 01:32 PM   #4
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Here is some good information about the status of Linux SATA support.


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