[lug] Installation Guidance Request

Brian Rodriguez brianr01 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 29 14:48:26 MDT 2004

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Hi Charlie,
if you DON'T need to keep Windows on the machine then it's very easy.
The Mandrake install will offer to take over the entire hard drive for
you, and you just say yes. If you need to keep windows, then you will
also have the option of resizing the windows partition to make room for
the Linux install. I'm not sure if the 9.0 release supported resizing
NTFS partitions, but later versions do. By the way, Mandrake 10.0 came
out fairly recently, and I could burn you copies of the CDs if you would
like. It's the latest and greatest and is very nice. The Mandrake
install is very easy and well suited to newbies.


Charlie Rose wrote:
| Gentlefolk!
| Here's a *really* basic Newbie question for you. I want to install
| Mandrake 9.0 on a 266 MHz Pentium machine I have here that is
| currently running Windows 2000 Pro. My goal at the moment is to
| become familiar with Linux with the hope of eventually abandoning
| Windows altogether.
| What are the first steps I must go through before starting the actual
| installation? I've identified all the hardware components in the
| computer because someone told me I might need this during the
| install. At some point, I'm going to have to format the hard drive.
| Can I do this with the Windows' Format command? If no, then what? Is
| this the first thing I do? What next?
| With many thanks ....

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