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    dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    i want to set up a dual boot between win98se and mandrake 9.1.
    i have intstalled mandrake several times before, but never on dual boot?
    the pc is a duron 800, ecs k7vza mbo, 20gb hd, 265mb sdram,
    gf2 mx200 64mb, 52x cdrom, 4x4x24 philips cdrw.
    what would be the best order? i already have a win98 on the hd, its only 2 gig in total so i could resize that partition to 4-5.
    i'd like to have a 4-5 gb win98, 4-5 bg mandrake, and the rest fat32 dataspace.
    ive read that the bootable partitions need to be on the first half of the hd. any ideas anyone?
    there's also an old bt848 tvcard in the pc (think miro pctv or so)
    how do these do in mandrake?

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    Re:dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    http://www.linuxjunior.org/cgi-bin/p...play&id=37

    Basically, install Windows first (leaving space on your hard drive for the linux partitions.) Most modern distributions will create the dual boot for you when installing linux. If not, that PET can help you.

    HTH

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    Re:dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    The PET id difinatly a good resource but I'd like to add something.

    1.) Depending on the distribution you may not want to use expert mode. A good portion of distributions do duel booting with the normal mode + custom partitioning.

    2.) You can now install either lilo or grub. grub has come a long way, but less people know how to configure grub since it is still newer in most distros.

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    Re:dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    thanks for the help. i am downloading the last iso now, and going to install tonight.
    i wanted to prepare the hd by giving win98 4 gb, making a 10 gb fat32 filespace, and the rest empty for a linux partition.
    Is it ok to keep the linux partition on the end of the drive?
    (i remember something about it needs to be at the first half of you hd)
    Sorry for the long response time. had some problems wit another pc the last days and that took up most of my time.

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    Re:dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    Doesn't matter where on the drive the partition is, as long as it's a valid partition.

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    Re:dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    Cool, thanks pk.
    I just finished burning cd 3, doing the repartitioning w part magic.
    so its not more than make some empty space, stick in the disc, boot from cdrom and install in an empty partition.
    One little last thingie, my swap space should be ok with 300-400mb, or not? ill be using 265-384 meg ram (depends on which i still have lying around)

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    Re:dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    That ammount outa be fine, a lot of people go for 2x their physical RAM, but with that much you should be quite alright regardless of if it's 265 or 384.

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    Re:dual boot 98se/mandrake9.1. how?

    I did the installation and everything seems to have worked out.
    hardware is all recognized, mandrake up and running :-)

    the only thing i cant get to work are the channels on my tv card, but maybe id should do a post on that in the appropriate forum.
    (window managers or tech support?)

    thanks for all the help you have given me.

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