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Old 12-28-2002, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there going to be a problem loading Mandrake Linux after loading Windows XP already? Windows XP is on a NTSF Partition. I was just woundering if it was going to be able to make a boot file that will work. Keep in mind linux will be on a different hard drive. I saw on massivesoft's site that you should load win98 first then load windows xp because you could have a boot problem otherwise (because XP is on NTSF and win98 is on a fat32 partition, and was wonedring if this would cause a problem with linux??
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Old 12-28-2002, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's a half-way decent guide to dual booting win2k/mandrake linux 7.1. XP shouldn't be that much of a stretch, seeing as you're still using NTFS.

http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00011.asp
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Old 12-29-2002, 01:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks alot for the answer. I am going to give it a try right now.
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Old 01-02-2003, 04:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It is done! I have two versions of windowsxp (one on a NTSF and the other on fat32), and linux on there two. Thanks, even though that tutorial was written for 2000 it worked great with XP! Know I have :
1)Windows XP for regular use
2)Windows XP for games (has a lot of setting tweaked) (diff between the two is the regular uses @120mb of memory, and the tweaked one is using @64mb of memory)
3)Mandrake Linux 9 (I am still a n00b at it but with practice...)

Have a good one.
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good luck with Linux, don't worry after a while you'll get the hang of it, and all you'll be using windows for is games. hahah
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Old 01-02-2003, 11:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is the plan, and the wife can use windows.
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I run Win XP Pro and RedHat 8.0.

I like Linux a lot, but I don't understand all of the commands, I am too corrupted by Windows. So if anyone knows of any good tuts, let me know. I would really like to become "Linux Freindly".
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http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/

I found this one just really quick on google. It's got most of your basic commands that you'd use. If you just go to your favorite search engine and do a search for Linux Commands, it should return a lot of sites that have the commands you'll use Have fun.
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Old 01-09-2003, 01:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Cool that helps me too
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Hey, thanks. I have seen that before when I fooled with Mandrake 7.1 about a year ago and I forgot about it.
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