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Old 06-17-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
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Dual booting with Mandrake 10 final?

Anybody tried a dual boot with the final release of Mdk 10 and WinXP? I had heard of the problems with the Community release (and Fedora core 2 as well) causing problems with windows partions. I personally experienced that issue with FC2. Right now I'm running FC1, but was interested in trying out Mandrake.
Old 06-17-2004, 08:20 PM   #2
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I installed Mandrake 10 a couple of days ago and have had no problems dual booting with XP.

The two OSs are on separate drives and all xp partitions are formatted with FAT32.

For me, at least, that part was a breeze; now, I am learning how to run Linux.

Old 06-17-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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After doing a lot of reading on the subject of MDK 10 causing WinXP problems I made sure that I had my partitions set up and formatted for Linux before the install. Several peeps I know have done it that way and not had a single problem, I used Partiton Magic from within Win to create them. I now have Win98, WinXP, MDK 9.2, and MDK10, all bootable and spread out over 2 HDs. MDK 10 is very fast and stable in my opinion, but I'm only a newb at the Linux game, a couple of months now.

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Old 06-18-2004, 12:50 AM   #4
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I just installed XP and Mandrake 10.0 Official on a blank harddrive for my Dell In spiron 8000 laptop. Eveything is great and working fine, minus a display issue.
Old 06-18-2004, 09:14 AM   #5
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There is a pretty good how to at I dual boot my Latitude 600 with 10.0 by folowing the how to. Works great.


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