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Old 10-22-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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installing Mandrake 10.1 Community Edition with fedora 2 and WinXP

Hello World!
I currently have WinXP and Fedora core 2 installed with GRUB booting the two.
I would like to install Mandrake 10.1 Community Edition.
I downloaded and burned the 3-CDs, and yet didn't installed due to fear of getting stuck!

1. I know I must have an ext3 partition for root, but should I make a partition for SWAP? or the installation takes freespace from the ext3 and makes the SWAP partition?

2. I would like that the Mandrake option will be added to GRUB's list of OS's. How do I do that?
Old 10-27-2004, 11:22 PM   #2
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it's certainly possible. I am running four distros on one machine and here is a sample of my grub menu.lst

title Slackware
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 vga=788 ro
title FedoraCore
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1 ro rhgb
initrd /boot/initrd.img
title Ubuntu
root (hd1,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb3 vga=788 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img
title Mandrake
root (hd1,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6 vga=788 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img

make sure you know the right path to you root folder and the right kernel and initrd.img or else you may not be able to boot into Mandrake.
Old 10-28-2004, 12:09 AM   #3
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I would add to that good advice, you need to know the partition of your /boot partition. check your /etc/fstab if you forget. if /boot is mentions translate it into grub speak.

If its not in your etc/fstab file then its a sub-folder of / and so you that.

the root command is to define where your /boot partition is or the sub-folder /boot is.

I am a little surprised you had no issues with FC2 and xp but have a peep at this if you like.


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