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good morning i want to install mandrake 8.2 on my pc. however, the only thing that stresses me is the partition. i have the software partition magic 8.0 but i ...
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    help in partitions


    good morning
    i want to install mandrake 8.2 on my pc. however, the
    only thing that stresses me is the partition. i have the software
    partition magic 8.0 but i don't know how i make a partition using it.
    can anybody help me or at least link me to a tutorial ,where i will be guided?

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    firstly, mandrake 8.2 is rather old (abotu 2 1/2 years?) so u might want to consider a newer version to ensure hardware compatibility.

    second, u need 3 partitions. a linux swap partition which shoudl be about twice the amount of ram u have. second u need a / paertition, this shoudl be formatted to ext3. (ext2 will also work fine but lacks some recovery/stabiility features) this partition should be somewhere aroudn 3-4 gig. (mine is 3.9 and i prob should have made it about 500mb bigger, but u dotn need mroe than 5 gig here) then u need another ext2/3 partition for /home. this shoudl be at least 500mb IMO, and should really be at bigger than 2-3 gig, but is really dependant on how much stuff u plan to save. remeber ocne setting up all ur software u will probably have a few megs of config files in here so dont make it too small.

    im not sure how to use partition magic, but once u have those partitions set up any madrake isntall will go fine.

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    thank you, chap . by the way,
    is there a reason why your reply has few spelling mistakes?
    for instance :
    h shoudl be about twice the amount of ram u have. second u need a / paertition, this shoudl be formatted
    i guess it is due to the late hour, isn't it?

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    i remember partition magic 7 did not work with windows XP.
    I had to work with partition magic 8...i had to rack my brains to finally know that version 7 is incompatible with xp.
    make sure you know which version u r using and your windows os type.

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    thanks chap. i really didn't know this stuff.
    fortunately, my os is windows xp and the partition magic that
    i downloaded is 8.0 version, which is the newest version.

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    If you get the latest Mandrake version, you won't even need Partition Magic, since Mandrake nowadays comes with a program that allows you to resize NTFS partitions from within the installation program. Just defrag your drive before, since that program won't be able to resize the partition to less than the position of the last fragment.

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    so what you are trying to say is that i should download mandrake 9.2,
    even though i have already gotten mandrake 8.2, right?

    i once tried to install mandrake 8.2 and during the installation there was
    a part ,where i had to do partitions on my pc. is this what you mean by
    saying that i don't need partition magic?

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    Precisely. Mandrake 9.2 has an option in that part that allows you to do mostly everything that Partition Magic would allow you to do. And, Mandrake 9.2 is several years more recent than Mandrake 8.2, so you might want to get it just for that reason.

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    good point . i think i will download the newest version after all.
    thanks a lot chap .

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    reasons for my bad spelling... umm... nope, im just useless.

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