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Old 07-26-2004, 02:31 PM   #1
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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

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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