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I'm quite new to the linux os. I've built a AMD 64 3000+ system w/512 ram. It's on a MSI motherboard socket 754. I have a SATA hard drive. I've ...
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    installing mandrake amd64 bit cd's


    I'm quite new to the linux os. I've built a AMD 64 3000+ system w/512 ram. It's on a MSI motherboard socket 754. I have a SATA hard drive. I've been introduced to Linux by two of my instructors at college. Upon trying to load the mandrake amd64 bit os on my system I could never get past the initial setup partitioning of hd. It stated that certain files needed to partition hd were not available. I left the hd unpartitioned after initial setup on this new hd. I previosly tried to load Win 64 bit and it failed to even recognize my hd. I've had to load my Win xp pro 32 bit back on my system. I really want to make this system my linux only system but can't seem to get a 64 bit os to work. Please help me! Being a newbie also probably doesn't help but be patient and help me learn. Also if anyone could recommend a really good linux for newbie book that would be really appreciated. Thanks Duane

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    i don't know if it matters but it's an Athlon 64 3000+ processor

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    Duanne,

    Are you using MDK 10.0 64?

    As for books, <plug type="shameless">I'd recommend this one</plug>
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    64 bit os

    Yes it's mdk 10.0 amd 64 os but it won't partition hd if fails and I get error message

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    Try using third party software to free some space on your HD. Partition Magic is one, Qtparted is a free version. It comes on knoppix. After you free some space, try to install MDK to that.

    Jeremy
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    hd issue

    the hard drice has 60 gb of free unpartitioned space for linux

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