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Old 07-17-2001, 06:49 PM   #1
pistguy
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Angry Mandrake 7.1 Installation problems


When I try to install(dual-boot with Win 98) Mandrake Linux 7.1 after partitioning the hard drive, my computer freezes, when I am in the hard drive detection stage,
Does anyone know why?
 
Old 07-17-2001, 06:55 PM   #2
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ok... how did you partition your drive? fdisk, partition magic... ect?
 
Old 07-17-2001, 07:02 PM   #3
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Unhappy Used Partition Magic

Partitioned the hard drive using Partition Magic which came along with the Installation CD.
7GB for Win 98, 33GB for Linux.
 
Old 07-23-2001, 08:35 AM   #4
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hello
with partition magic, make a /boot part (ext2 - 64Mo), a swap part (depending on you RAM, I do 512 Mo w/192Mo RAM), a / (root)part (ext2 - 3-4Go), and eventually a /home part (ext2 - 200Mo).
reboot with bootable linux install CD, follow instructions. check parts with diskdruid (/, /boot, /home, swap ).
want to use win boot: use expert install mode
want to use grub: use stadard install mode

other method: only make a 4-5 Go part
boot with linux install CD
follow instructions, use diskdruid to make parts

if still freezes, maybe a bug on your install CD ( try another CD)
good luck for all the nights without sleeping
 
  


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