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Old 08-05-2001
really dumb question...

ok i decided to go with Mandrake so i went to the site to download it and that took me to a mirror site. ok. so once i get there were can i find the install file(s) that i need? i only see a series of folder and files. the ones that say intall are instructions but i don't see the files themselves.
also the install instructions that i see are to run linux from windows without partitioning. everything i've read says that you are supposed to partition your drive when running 2 operating systems, and i've also read that Mandrake will do that automatically???

thanks for your help...
# 2  
Old 08-05-2001
Hi,

Have you tried going to the www.linuxiso.org website.
This website has iso images for various linux distros.
The mandrake download page is at: http://www.linuxiso.org/mandrake.html
Once you download the iso image you'll need to burn it to a cdr.

Hope this helps


Andy Smilie
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Old 08-05-2001
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so once i get there were can i find the install file(s) that i need? i only see a series of folder and files. the ones that say intall are instructions but i don't see the files themselves.
As Andy said Downloading the ISO is the easiest way. You can install a working system with only the first CD (Mandrake80-inst.iso ). The second one brings more applications (Mandrake80-ext.iso ).

The other way is to d/l files to your harddisk. Select an apropriate mirror and download the dosutils, images, and Mandrake trees to a directory, 'C:\Linux'. Then use the 'rawrite' utility from the 'dosutils' directory to prepare your boot disk. And Boot your computer using that floppy. It will start the the installation as normal and choose to 'install from a Local HDD' when its prompted to select a media.

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also the install instructions that i see are to run linux from windows without partitioning.
Doc about lin4win? which we can install without a seperate partition.

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everything i've read says that you are supposed to partition your drive when running 2 operating systems, and i've also read that Mandrake will do that automatically???
Yes mandrake will do that automatically if you choose that way. BTW: mandrake has nice GUI which will simplfy your partition editing.


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Old 08-06-2001
thanks...that is exactly what i needed to know...
 

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