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    Hey all, Im fairly new to linux, and ive just been going through an online manual to give me and overview on how its all installed, but i have one question,

    http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandriv...tionDisks.html


    I want to have a partion & dual boot, where i have windows XP on one side and Mandriva on the other, but once i get to the above menu, what option should i go for?

    Thanks,

    - Idgeit

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    It depends.

    If you already have a free partition choose the first option.

    If you have free space that is not part of any partition choose option 4.

    If you only have a windows partition and are going to use the free space on that partition for Mandriva, choose option 3.
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    Ive just got windows on the hard disk, its not partioned or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idgeit
    Ive just got windows on the hard disk, its not partioned or anything
    In that case it looks like option 3, "Use the free space on the windows partition"
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    I would recommend defragging because if your data is not physically moved to one end of the drive or the other when you partition it there is a chance of data loss. Just wanted to let you know.

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