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Old 10-03-2003, 09:15 AM   #31
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Are you sure I can delete it, and when I delete it, what next step do I take?

I'll be back on here later tonight...

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highlight the f: and then choose to delete it. This will create 20gb of empty space. Then click on the empty space, and then create a partition - I don't quite remeber the exact procedure at that stage but you'd have to specify the size and file system type (go for ext3) and then the mount point.

the /mnt/win_c. etc. indicate where the partitions will be visible under mandrake. The contents of your C drive will be a directory. the same for d and e.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 12:16 PM   #32
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yes. you don't need it, right? You make the space available and then use it for mandrake. After the partition is deleted, it will appear as white or gray space. Click on that and create a new partition with a linux file system and a mountpoint.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 02:30 PM   #33
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Post Something else to try

If you empty the F: part it should turn white, empty. Click inside the white space and then click auto allocate.

If you want to do it yourself, do this part. To tell it the size, mount point and file system you should have a little pull down menu for each of those. The window will pop up when you click 'create'. You will not have one for the swap though. It does it automatically. There is only one file system type for swap. Just tell it the size.

You should have a "/", or root, a swap space at a minimum. You can do it that the first time and make it easier. Just make the / part about 3 or 4GB and the swap about 300MB to 500MB or so.

Just checking, did you read over the how to link? It walks you through it and is really easy to follow. You may want to print it and have it when you try to install.

On the colors you see. There is a color code at the top. That tells what each color is by file system type.

If it helps, once you get through the partition part, the rest is a snap. Just be sure you are ready when you click 'Done'. That's when it writes the partition table.

Help any???

 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:16 PM   #34
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Re: Something else to try

Just got in right now and read both of your posts, let me know if you are on right now. It's right around 8:14pm local time, which is Central for me.

Is it best to just use partician magic and let it re-do my "F" drive. Also, when I boot back to Windows XP, will it think there was a problem if my "F" drive is no longer there? Just curious.

I don't quite understand when you see delete, I asume you mean I delete my "F" which is in blue, once it's deleted it will show up as white? Is that statement correct? What if it doesn't show up as white? What else can I do?

Anyway I'm standing bye....

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If you empty the F: part it should turn white, empty. Click inside the white space and then click auto allocate.

If you want to do it yourself, do this part. To tell it the size, mount point and file system you should have a little pull down menu for each of those. The window will pop up when you click 'create'. You will not have one for the swap though. It does it automatically. There is only one file system type for swap. Just tell it the size.

You should have a "/", or root, a swap space at a minimum. You can do it that the first time and make it easier. Just make the / part about 3 or 4GB and the swap about 300MB to 500MB or so.

Just checking, did you read over the how to link? It walks you through it and is really easy to follow. You may want to print it and have it when you try to install.

On the colors you see. There is a color code at the top. That tells what each color is by file system type.

If it helps, once you get through the partition part, the rest is a snap. Just be sure you are ready when you click 'Done'. That's when it writes the partition table.

Help any???

 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:24 PM   #35
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Re: Something else to try

How many MB is 4 GB's? I am on that step as we speak....


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If you empty the F: part it should turn white, empty. Click inside the white space and then click auto allocate.

If you want to do it yourself, do this part. To tell it the size, mount point and file system you should have a little pull down menu for each of those. The window will pop up when you click 'create'. You will not have one for the swap though. It does it automatically. There is only one file system type for swap. Just tell it the size.

You should have a "/", or root, a swap space at a minimum. You can do it that the first time and make it easier. Just make the / part about 3 or 4GB and the swap about 300MB to 500MB or so.

Just checking, did you read over the how to link? It walks you through it and is really easy to follow. You may want to print it and have it when you try to install.

On the colors you see. There is a color code at the top. That tells what each color is by file system type.

If it helps, once you get through the partition part, the rest is a snap. Just be sure you are ready when you click 'Done'. That's when it writes the partition table.

Help any???

 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:31 PM   #36
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Re: Re: Something else to try

4000 MB = 4 gigabytes?


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How many MB is 4 GB's? I am on that step as we speak....


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Old 10-03-2003, 09:00 PM   #37
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Re: Defrag

I got it loaded, but I'm not sure if it triple boots, because it automatically boots to mandrake.

OK?

I'm a little familiar with Thiz-Linux, how can I open the x-term on Mandrake, also what is the easiest ways to set up to use a dial-up modem?

Thanks.....

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If you won't be messing with your windows drive, you do not have to defrag. Would speed up your windoze though.

I don't know about the virus stuff. I do know that sometimes a scrensaver will cause defrag to restart. I still remember when you have to boot from a floppy to defrag. Still think that is best too. Since I don't use windoze and Linux doesn't need to defrag, I dunno care about defrag much.

In actuallity, the way you are doing the install, a seperate drive, is the easiest. Choose custom partitioning and when the partition screen comes up click on the hdd tab. Cilck in the space, should be white. Then click the auto button. It will automagically do the partition for you. It usually does a /, a swap and then the /home partition. That will give you a idea of what you need. You can change it of you need to.

It's not really that hard once you get some facts. Your doing one thing right so far. You're asking questions before you start. That's better than after something bad happens and you start to .

Hang in there. I think Mandrake is the easiest. Where's 9.2 at?

 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:18 PM   #38
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Modem, internal or external? Is it a software, winmodem, type thing. If it is external, see if Kppp is there and fill in the stuff and see what you get.

Bout to eat a 'Hot Pocket' for supper. Be in and out for a while.

 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:21 PM   #39
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Re: Defrag

Thanks quatsch and dalek, all systems are go and I got Mandrake up and running and triple booting, just like clock-work, like you both advised, thanks fro your help. It feels good to have the best of 3 words, Windows 98, WindowsXP and Mandrake9.2...WOW!


I am a little familiar with Thiz-Linux, but not mandrake, how do I open up the xterm with mandrake to set-up my dialing properties to get hooked onto the Internet?

Is KPPP the best available way to set-up dial-up modem?

Any other suggestions or better ways?

Thanks.... Again for your help!

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Old 10-03-2003, 09:25 PM   #40
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It's an internal winmodem, how can I find the KPPP in Mandrake, how to a run the xterm to oepn it?

Thanks....


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Modem, internal or external? Is it a software, winmodem, type thing. If it is external, see if Kppp is there and fill in the stuff and see what you get.

Bout to eat a 'Hot Pocket' for supper. Be in and out for a while.

 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:49 PM   #41
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I'm going to have to point a bit. I bought a external serial modem for my rig. I have no experience with those modems. Here's a couple of links for setting it up. Pick which ever one fits.

http://linmodems.org/
http://www.fatshady.co.uk/linux/modem.php

For Kppp. Sometimes the thing won't show up at first. See if you can follow this.

Control Center, like start in windows, then Configuration/Other/MenuDrake. May take a bit to come up. Click on the button "Menu style" in the upper left part of the screen. A new window will open, click "All Applications", should put a little dot next to it. Click OK. Then click the 'Save' button. The save may take a bit depending on your CPU speed.

At this point Kppp should be under Control Center/Networking/Remote Access/Kppp. This is what I use and it works well for me. Now if you can get the modem to work. They can be pretty rough sometimes. Some are easy though.

Hope this helps. I'll be checking back in a bit.

 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:31 PM   #42
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Still can't figure out how to use dial up modem

Hey guys, have Mandrake up and running, however, I still can't figure out how to dial-up to earthlink using a dial-up modem. I had this same sort of prblem using Thiz-Linux, however with Thiz-Linux I was able to do so by using my KPPP settings.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-03-2003, 11:45 PM   #43
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Should be able to set up Kppp the same way as last time. Kppp is usually the same unless the version changed something.

I use a local mom and pop ISP. None of that 'special software' crap like AOL and such.

Have you found Kppp? If you didn't configure your network during the install, it may not be installed yet. Check the instructions in previous post about menudrake. If it doesn't show up, it's not installed. Post back and I'll try to walk you through that one.

Back Later?

 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:57 PM   #44
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if the problem is that you don't see kpp anywhere, go to mandrake control center -> software mangement and install software. Search for packages names kde. I think kppp is in the one named kde-networks-something. Install that one. Then you should find kppp in your menus.
 
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Where Is the control Center?

Help me find the control center.

Where do I find it?

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if the problem is that you don't see kpp anywhere, go to mandrake control center -> software mangement and install software. Search for packages names kde. I think kppp is in the one named kde-networks-something. Install that one. Then you should find kppp in your menus.
 
  


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