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Originally Posted by bryansmith True, you do run the risk of ruining your NTFS partition. With this said though, it should still work (did it here). There will be an ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    True, you do run the risk of ruining your NTFS partition. With this said though, it should still work (did it here). There will be an option to resize your NTFS partition during the install so as to make free space for you. You will want to back up your important files first though just in case.
    So u mean to say that, format my harddrive and make partions. Like, some for WinXP and rest for the mandriva?

    WinXP one will be NTFS but the mandriva one will stay the same. After that install winXP on NTFS and install mandriva on the other (which mandriva will convert into FAT).

    Is that what u r saying? Or is it the safest method?

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    I'm assuming your whole HD right now is used up by Windows. If this is the case, the Mandriva discs will give you the option to shrink the NTFS partitions and then, with the free space created, Mandriva will install itself in the new free space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balli
    How does that work?
    I am running from CD-ROM, how will I specify that i wanna save into USB?
    Also, when I again boot from CD-ROM, how will it know to get the latest from USB?

    Thanks
    You can't save settings there, but you can save files and applications there so you don't have to remodify/recreate/redownload any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlahBlah_X
    You can't save settings there, but you can save files and applications there so you don't have to remodify/recreate/redownload any of them.
    That sound great.
    So the files I downloaded for the Mandriva One (CD-ROM boot) can be used in an USB or I have to download something else, please provide the link.
    How will the system boot form the USB?
    How does it work?

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    The system will boot from the cd, but you can save files and applications to the usb stick and acess them.

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    Thanks for ur reply. But how do we do that?
    Like how will it detect the USB? or how ill we mention the path?
    OR can't we just save our changes to the harddrive (having WIN XP)?

    My questions may seem stupid but I am really confused.

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    When you insert a USB memory stick, it will be automatically mounted so you can save your settings there.
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    the USb mem stick usually comes up as SDA1.
    kinda like saving things to an IOMEGA/Floppy/CD-R/RW.
    you can copy;paste;cut;delete(move files to trash).
    as far as booting the machine up using the USB stick, it can be done, your machine needs to support it, and i dont know how to make a stick bootable with all the OS loaded....sorry(i know someone who knows some one...who did it once...yadda yadda...).

    hope this helps a little bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by balli
    How does that work?
    I am running from CD-ROM, how will I specify that i wanna save into USB?
    Also, when I again boot from CD-ROM, how will it know to get the latest from USB?

    Thanks
    I think he is talking about this.
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