Mandrake 7.2 Installation

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Old 10-20-2002
Mandrake 7.2 Installation

Hi all,
I'm waiting (impatiently) for the Mandrake 9.0 CD's to arrive. I have scored Man 7.2 and wish to meet the Penguin straight away. So, I changed my BIOS to boot from CD and got underway but it only picked up my Windows hard drives (seperate physical drives). I have a third hard drive ready for the Penguin to occupy. XP formatted it as two X 37GB drives, so effectively there are four partitions in my box. How do I get Mandrake to bypass the Windows drives (C:\ & D:\) and install itself onto E:\?
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Old 10-20-2002
as far as i remmember it will ask you durig the installation.
and by the way, there woun't be c: d: or e: it is DOS style, linux and unix systems have dev nodes like : /dev/hda1 (c: for example Smilie
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Old 10-20-2002
Mandrake multi

Hi Hachik,
Thanks for the response. I started running Mandrake (booting from CD) but it recognized the size and serial numbers of my C & D drives only, not the hard drive I fitted to put the Penguin on. I don't want it to change anything on either C or D - I'm trying to multi-boot with 2K on C:\, XP on D:\ and Mandrake on E:\. The 'expert' install is well beyond me and the 'recommended' didn't allow me to choose the physical drive I have allocated for Linux. So, my question boils down to: how do I make it recognize and, then, install to the new hard drive? Or should I disconnect C & D and temporarily reconfig my box with just the one physical drive for the installation? (Yeah, I know, we wannabe newbies ask some silly questions.) But I'm trying...
# 4  
Old 10-20-2002
Mandrake multi

I have tried to make a boot floppy (using both XP and 2K) and get 'error 3'. When I try to boot from CD I get a choice of hda or hdb. I want hdc. How do I get Mandrake to recognize hdc? (Can I do that?) Only the first 2 drives come up in the dialogue box.
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Old 10-20-2002
Just a quick check:

Are your jumper settings correct on your IDE devices? Windows cheats and ignores these - but my BSD experience shows other OSs need these to be legal Smilie
# 6  
Old 10-20-2002
Question Mandrake multi

Hi Wintellect,
I think the jumper settings are correct. All drives are set to master as its setup for multiboot. I finally got the boot floppy sorted and written but that method would not work either. So, I tried the 'custom' install' and that's where Mandrake asks a question I can't (yet) answer. I can't find my controller card on the list of supported devices; and a check of hardware compatability lists doesn't sound promising for 7.2. (It's a CE 3700 ultraDMA 133 Mhz - but, on Auswipe's recommendation, I have avoided defining an array.) I have an Alcatel 'Speed Touch' (single port) ADSL modem and I can't find any listing for it either. That's why I was thinking I should connect my XP drive into the control card and Linux's drive straight into the motherboard. Any thoughts before I try this?

I guess falling into holes (and climbing out) is how us wannabe newbies learn. Smilie
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Old 10-21-2002

Actually I don't understand what is the problem going on:
I have run three OS - Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Linux Mandrake 6.0 and I don't find any problem - accept when one of these OS crash - a bit headache, very hard to troubleshoot.

I also play with WinXP, and I found it has similiarity with Windows Me and WIndows 2000.

I just formated my PC running Linux Mandrake 6.0 with WIndows 98.

Now I am running Windows Me and Linux Red Hat 8.0 (latest) - no problem.

What I know is never choose auto-mounting as it will auto-remove your existing OS. If I am not mistaken, there are 3 choice - Automatic, Custom, Expert Mode to set up LInux Mandrake 6.0. Choose Custom or Expert Mode where you have to setup root and other directories according our requirement and so on. Make sure you choose the correct hardisk hda or hdb (for ide), then set up partitian for root (/), boot (/boot), swap (/swap), and so on depends on whether you are going to use as server, home or workstation.

This is not applicable to Linux Suse 6.0 as it doesn't support Gnub previously - something like System Commander where it allows you to choose multiple OS booting. I haven't try the new version of Linux Suse - no tiime. Maybe any one can share the differences between different Linux
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