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Old 07-26-2004, 02:31 PM   #1
BigCliff1951
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Question How do I access the "D" drive???:scratch:


Hi !!...This maybe a real silly question.....I have acomputer with an Award BIOS 4.51PG, and I was wondering ...???How do I get into the "D" drive (where I think the MDK 9.1)is located...The reason for my question is, I can see that the "C" drive has the windows OS (10Gb), and my "D" drive has 5Gb's.....When I load up the CD-1 (ISO), it goes to the "C" drive only..... I'm trying to upgrade to the 10.0 version......Is there a website that I can go to that would 'walk' me through the steps?

SORRY for being such a real newbie

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ...

P.S. I DO know how to get into the BIOS options, and my password DOES work....LOL
 
Old 07-26-2004, 02:45 PM   #2
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You should give up on the concept of drive letters,
Linux know nothing about those ... now, I'm not sure
I quite understand what you're asking.

Is it that you have Mandrake installed on a secondary
hard-disk and you wish to upgrade it, however, the
installation process doesn't offer you the option to upgrade
the installed system but rather wants to install on the other
hard-disk?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-26-2004, 02:55 PM   #3
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No....I have only one hard drive...My concern is that I want to do a fresh install over the existing MDK9.1.... The MDK10.0 install disc only shows the 10Gb's of the c-drive.....and it does'nt show the MDK9.1 install that should be out there (somewhere)....
When I try to access the Linux side, I get a kernel-panic error....Hmmmm....
I believe that the LILO got chnaged by my Partition Commander...(maybe..dunno)
 
Old 07-26-2004, 06:39 PM   #4
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You need to mount hda2. If you want to do ythis permanently you need to edit /etc/fstab file.

hda2= first drive second partition.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 08:34 PM   #5
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So, are you trying to installing mandrake on a ntfs or fat filesystem? I don't understand. Why do you keep calling it the D drive? Is just it hda2, and... I dunno.. I'm not seeing where you get d from, if you havn't formated it with windows, it dosn't have a drive letter.
 
  


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