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Old 09-28-2003, 09:48 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Newbie install MD 9.1 - W98

Got Mandrake 9.1 now. Running 98 [FAT] on 6.9 G HD that's 2,2,2 and leftover. Have bought a new 40G and it's FAT32 [10,10,10,9.6] and runs on it's own card due to old bios. Forgot MB but's a K6/2 AMD 333MH [4MB video] and 398 RAM.

Will run P-Magic to format the 9.6 for Linux but will let MD do a boot set-up. Am a bit concerned with boot since the 98 HD gets seen first, then CD-RW, then card kicks in for the 40G.

Will this be a problem? Also have Adelphia cable and it seems to be hell to get it working.

Oh, also have a Speedstream router w/switch and Hawkeye 2.0 USB Network adaptor. Lapotop has Speedstream adaptor and uses electric wiring for network.

That's about it. Never going to XP since I don't want to give up DOS [even though I hardly use it anymore]. 98 is also just getting to much crap and bigger and bigger. Logically MD was the next step.

So, any advice or hints of what not to do or look out for??? Thanks.

Old 09-29-2003, 03:49 AM   #2
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Don't really know if I can be much help but.....My mother has a old 333mhz 96 mb ram and her HD took a crap. She had a 8GIG that came with the computer and she wanted something bigger. I hunted around and found a flash update for her bios and now it supports up to 80GIG. I am running a cable connection here and have no problems. 9.1 is really good about detecting hardware and getting me online after fresh install. Have you checked the mandrake site to see if your network hardware is supported? I run mandrake stand alone on my computer got away from microsoft. If you like the control of DOS as you said in your post you liked it then there is way more power that awaits you with command line. I would look for a update for your bios then setting up your 40 GIG as master and the littler one as slave or however you want it but lilo or grub should reside in mbr of your first disk. I hope I was a help.
Old 09-29-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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Wink Still thinking..

Still thinking about the partition and who'll be first. Want the MD to be on the faster 40G of course and would like 98 there too BUT MS support re: having my set-up says 98 might choke if all HD's are on a secondary card and not boot anymore [what else is new] So didn't want to chance it plus HD installs I tried resulted in failures regardless how I set-up the HD's.

Just a bit paranoid with loosing my stuff and rather go the safe route. Guess I'll see soon when I get time to do it. Thanks for the reply.


PS: Forgot.. no newer bios for mine. That's why I had to buy the card. Kinda sucked too because others had updates except mine.

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