Linux in primary drive
I have installed Win98 in c-drive & WinXP in my d-drive in a hard
disk of capacity 40GB with 4 partitions. I am absolutely fed up of Win98
and would like to remove it and install Mandriva linux in its place without
touching WinXP. How should I go about it? Every linux dual installation
guide favours installing linux on a drive other than the c-drive. Also, I
would like to boot into linux using the boot floppy so that I am not
provided with a boot loader screen while booting into WinXP.
when you do the install, just make sure that you only use hda1, leaving hda2 alone.
It is possible that your d: will become hda3 after the creation of the swap.
During the install, you will get to a point where you will be told what Mandriva will do as far as partitioning, just post the proposal here.
Myself or someone else will let you know if your XP has been altered.
As far as the boot floppy goes, you should be given the option of where you want to install grub, just select floppy.