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I don't use Linux. Down with the penguin people!
Thread: Installing Mandrake Linux
December 5th, 2001, 10:53 AM #1
Installing Mandrake Linux
I bought an extra hard drive and want to install Mandrake. I installed it before but never really used it, even though it seemed pretty slick. Anything I should worry about before installing Mandrake? What are the best resources in case I get stuck somewhere? Thanks for any help.
December 5th, 2001, 11:22 AM #2
I installed Mandrake 8.1, and the following guide helped me when i got stucked .. so check it out ...
December 5th, 2001, 12:00 PM #3
thanks for the link. is a 3gig hdd enough to run mandrake?
robinalways wanting to learn something new
December 5th, 2001, 12:06 PM #4
I installed Mandrake 8.1 on a 3.2 gig HD with no problems. I haven't actually checked to see how much space it took up.
Now that I think about it, I'm not even sure that I know how to find that out. Anyone want to clue me in?
Sure is humbling to start with something new. I thought I had most of that Windows stuff down. Now I am back to square one.
December 5th, 2001, 12:37 PM #5Now that I think about it, I'm not even sure that I know how to find that out. Anyone want to clue me in?
You'll get output which will show you the drive space status on your partitions (Total Size/Used/Available/% Used/Mounted On). I would have pasted an example but the formatting doesn't quite look right.
December 5th, 2001, 12:46 PM #6
I think the POLL should have included multiple instances of Linux.
I use RedHat, Mandrake, and FreeBSD.
I voted for Mandrake though, it seems more idiot proof ... I mean user friendly. ;-)This signature intentionally left blank.
December 5th, 2001, 12:55 PM #7
I agree with you there EvilRick. On my test system I've installed both Red Hat (ran for about 3 months) and more recently Mandrake. I've seem to be getting much further with my Mandrake install as far as getting the system to do what I want it to do. It could have been me, or my install at the time, but Red Hat seems a little more difficult to handle.
The drive that is in my Linux box had to be wiped clean (Red Hat install removed) at one point for me to backup some data to it. So, when it came time to re-install Linux again I decided to give another distro a chance (installed Mandrake!) and I'm glad I did.
December 5th, 2001, 01:58 PM #8
i use redhat and debian. niether was hard to install for me... of course i have been doing it for a few years...
they are all good!Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
December 5th, 2001, 08:21 PM #9
Thanks for the link, KenKun.
I cannot seem to edit the poll to add Slackware, FreeBSD, and multiple versions. Mayhaps a mod will come along and do it
December 5th, 2001, 08:28 PM #10
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I haven't tried redhat since I think 5.2, but currently I use 8.1 and really like it
HEY who wants to get down with the linux people
Oh he said "down with the linux people"
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