[lug] Installation Guidance Request

Michael Belanger mrb at ciclops.org
Fri Apr 30 08:38:14 MDT 2004

That is a good way to do it.. The bootloader (Grub, probably) will 
autodetect the Windows installation on the primary disk and will add an 

Windows needs to be on the primary disk for it to work, however, so you 
are limited in that respect.

Terry Branaman wrote:
> 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
> drive.
> 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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>>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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