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 Post subject: I'm neary there!!! Just answer these few questions!! (linux)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:14 pm 
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O.K guys, I am currently downloading Mandrake Linux CD1

I have "Nero-Burning Rom" it came bundled with my Drive. It has these 3 options that have to do with booting/ISO but I dont know which to use..


- CD-ROM (ISO)
- CD-ROM (Boot)
- CD-ROM (UDF/ISO)


which do I choose? Also if i choose CD-ROM (boot) it has these options:

Bootable Logical drive (must fit on the cd!)

Image File


Which do I choose?



Also I do not have any partitioning apps but I have 2 Hard Drives Both are currently NTFS but could I somehow make one FAT32 (to share files with Windows and Linux together).

Bassically what I mean is I want to dual boot but can I just have linux on one HD and windows on the other and not have to partition? I would much raher do that AND have windows still access that HD (hence making it win32)

Please answer these 2 quesions. I am very excited but I'm just a bit stucked right now.





EDIT: sorry one more: How can I use windows apps on linux (read: Office, HL2, CS ( and CS:S), UT2004, Firefox etc.) can I? I mean its no use switching to Linux if I wont be able to run cool apps.

I really appreciate your [possible :P ] help.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:18 pm 
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try a program called bootit. You could make a small fat32 partition on your hdd somewhere. You will have to move data around cause nfts files cant be converted to fat32


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:20 pm 
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firefox has a linux build, and wine does the rest.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:25 pm 
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Well that HD i speak of isnt really used so couldnt I just delete all of the files (STEAM FOLDER!!! OH NO!!!!!) and just put that into C drive and convert other drive to FAT32, or at least make a partitin taht is bassicallly the whole of the dirve...


And what about the first question (the ISO stuff...)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:48 pm 
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You shouldn't have to choose anything...

..close out that screen and just click on file and then open...find the ISO, choose that and go from there...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:45 am 
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Sweet. I did it!!

I am currently running Mandrake Linux 10.0 Standard. I'm going to now install WINE and what not.

This is going to be awesome.


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One of the neat things about using Linux is that you get to use a whole bunch of new apps that are always available on Windows, for example, some cool networking apps are nmap, nc, and ethereal.

You have a whole lot of new software to play with and understand. Thankfully, linux distros are fairly good about catagorizing installed software. Sometimes it also helps to use a software site like www.freshmeat.org - often the software you are looking for will already have been installed (if you did a full install).


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