Is this partition safe? :S
I recently got into Linux and my friends told me Mandriva is a good distro, and I bought the magazine which also has an mandriva ltd edition 2005 installation guide. Great, but I'm worried choosing a partition then installing may go wrong and muck up my computer which wouldnt look good since this is a family one.
In the mag it told me if I wanted to choose which operating system to boot up itll be good to choose the option on the installation marked "Use the free space on the Windows partition". Heh Im just worried if something will go wrong. Anything you should recommend, and if something _does_ go wrong. How can I get back up on my feet again ? :p
Re: Is this partition safe? :S
"Use the free space on the Windows partition" There probably is no free space on the Windows partition: Windows usually uses the entire drive. If you read through these forums, you'll see that there are lots of ways to screw up the first installation. If you are not prepared to re-install Windows, it's probably best if you find another machine or at least another hard drive to do your first installation on. Maybe you should consider getting a "LiveCD" so you can play with Linux without even changing you family's machine? Knoppix makes a great CD and you can get it for just a few bucks from LinuxCD.org