[lug] Installation Guidance Request

Terry Branaman t-branaman at comcast.net
Thu Apr 29 20:33:19 MDT 2004

My preference, if possible, is to add a second hard drive and install to
that. Then you don't have to worry about resizing an existing partition
or repartitioning. Also less chance of loosing data from the existing

In any case, the current installers are very good. They find most
hardware, and walk you through partitioning your hard drive(s).

On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 14:28, Charlie Rose wrote:
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> 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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