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Old 11-01-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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Problems reloading Mandrake 9.2

Hey guys;

After reloading my entire operating system on my older PC (PentII 397MHZ-256RAM), I split my first 120G hard-drive 3 ways, all three drives are partician 40G hardrive

My ("C" drive) Windows98 is FAT32 40G("D" drive)

My Windows XP NTSF- 40G ("E" drive) as NTSF and then I extra storgae space on my ("F" drive).

On my second drive, I have split the 40G drive in half, approx 20G(Fat32) a piece.

Both windows 98 and windows XP are loaded and running. I tried to use the Partician magic disk to make a linux partician but it fiald on me.

I then tried to use the mandrake 9.2 installation under the advance settings and it says not enough space to install.

I am now writing a zero fill to my 2nd hard-drive because it shows an error in partician magic. I don't know how to correct it, so I am writing zeros again.

Question: Can I leave my second hard-drive blank (unparticianed and let Mandrake 9.2 find it and partician it to a Linux partician, will Linux see a raw or unparticianed drive, or is it best to format the 2nd drive?

What should I do?

I am tired and beat reloading everything.

The reason I am reloading because I was having problems with my brower opening a page-up on the internet on my older PC, and I assumed it was a cross linking issue.

I appreciate any suggestions.

Old 11-01-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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another 9.2 bug........

The hits just keep coming.
Old 11-01-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
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If you are trying to install mandrake without reformatting anything, then I am not surprised that it says not enough space since it probably doesn't want to install on an fat32 filesystem. You should be able to 'delete' the fat32 partitions first to make room.

And, Yes, you can leave the partitioning to the mandrake installer. Partition magic is not very good with linux file systems anyway.

And it doesn't look like a bug to me so far.


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