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Old 10-05-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:19 PM   #2
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That video card works with mandrake im using it.

You need two ext3 partitions and one swap that is quite Small. It will do that for you in the installer.

Good Luck

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Old 10-05-2004, 03:38 PM   #3
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here is another site with a bunch of How-to's

http://www.linuxloader.com/modules.p...howpage&pid=11
 
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I may add that linux adds a whole new exciting dimension to computing. If you like programming and a challenge you will love it. Lots to configure and make it suit you. And no crashes!!

Best of luck and use this forum when you get stuck the people are really nice.

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/ is where all your program files and system files are held. /home is where all your document and user config files are held.

Having those partitions is compulsory.

I recommend you create space using the partiton wizard on the mandrake installer and then click auto allocate. This will choose the sizes for your situation.

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Then what you do is install Windows first (unless it's already installed) and allocate so much of your hard drive to the Windows partition. Then run the linux install and have it auto allocate the leftover space for it's partitions.
 
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OK but for anyone reading this in the future they should know. You are able to select the size you want to shrink the windows partition to (as long as you defragmented it first). Then once you have done that auto allocate will make the new partitions from the space freed up.
 
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That is a bit odd. I reckon you should burn them again at a slower speed. Also check the md3 whatever checksum to see if it matches the one for the ISO on the server. If it doesnt it is currupted and you will have to download it again.
 
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