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Old 06-06-2003, 07:48 AM   #31
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by default, the mandrake installation will map your windows fat32 and ntfs drives as /mnt/win_c and /mnt/win_c2 or /mnt/win_d automatically. so don't worry, you can always access those files later after u installed mandrake (you cannot write in an ntfs partition by default tho, if you want to do so u have to compile your own kernel, which is not really that much fun for beginners)
Old 06-06-2003, 07:57 AM   #32
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One more question, sorry to be anoiyng, but i really want to learn...
Will the Partition that uses the linux be seen in windows ME?
Can it be right in ME, i think not because is a ext3?
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Old 06-06-2003, 09:02 AM   #33
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No need to worry about NTFS in Win ME as it only uses up to FAT32. The Linux partition will not be visible in Win ME; it will not even know it is there. You will be able to see your Win ME files from Linux, so there's no need to copy data that already exists on the Windows side to the Linux side. If need be, from within Linux you will be able to save files in a Windows-compatible format, and transfer it to the Windows partition so it will be available when you boot into Windows. Sweet eh?

Another file system - reiserfs - is an option for when you create your Linux partitions. Like ext3, it is a journalised filesystem, a later development than ext3. Partitioning is pretty simple - you just need to follow the Mandrake installer prompts and you can't go wrong really. Just be careful with the existing Windows partition - if you want to modify it, then you should have run Scandisk on it and de-fragemented it first before you boot with the Mandrake CD. Care is needed with partitioning so you don't blow your Windows data away.
Old 06-06-2003, 10:20 AM   #34
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I use red hat and mandrake, I like rh for servers is the best, mandrake is doing a exelente job on workstations, ( is easy )
so, you should be fine using the drake, but if you want run gmes on lin. need a win emuluator, ( wine)


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