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Re: CHAT: Debian

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Saturday, September 28, 2002, 9:14
On Sat, 28 Sep 2002 00:50, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En riponse ` Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>: > > That is how I've got my PC set up. One first smaller drive for Windows > > (10 > > GB) and a larger one for Linux. > > > > It works! > > Happy to hear that! At least my idea wasn't stupid after all :)) . Did you > do the installation yourself? Did you need to put back anything in your > Windows drive or did it stay completely unharmed?
Linux doesn't waste its time and effort fiddling with Windows drives. It only takes notice of their existence and if the Linux kernel has the drivers compiled into it, it'll load and access them immediately. On the other hand/paw/whatever, if you install Linux first then install some atrocious horror like Win9x, it wipes out and replaces your boot record and you can't access your Linux, so you have to reinstall the Linux boot manager. And yes, I did it all myself. My favourite distro is one that might amuse you - I'm a big fan of Mandrake. Red Hat has thrown up its hands at times when I've tried to install it, because it is very strict about partitions and other details of the disk setup, while Mandrake just goes ahead and gets down to work. So take it from me, it is achievable - just need to decide what you want on the disk, and it's good to get it as affordably as Mandrake offers. Wesley Parish
> > Christophe. > > > > Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."