questions about dual boot
havent been here in a couple of years.,... LOL
I tried Mandriva Spring 2007 on a vmware and realy like it.
I have a toshiba satellite A70 that is running XP on it now with a 80Gb disk. I wanted to know how I can install Mandriva in a dual boot without re-installing XP from the start? Is this at all possible?
I have hear something about ntfsresize...
can someone shead some light?
Dual istallation - default boot (bootloader?) issue
Hi, Casper & folks,
I am about at the same point as npereira - have a PC running on XP and want to install Madriva as a secondary bot options. S far so good as I had left a small empty partition aside, Mandriva installation went okay and I am somewhat in., no harm done to XP - now, here`s the tricky issue:
I would expect that in the XP I woll be able to set the primary OS. Unfortunately there are only XP as an option. Also, when powering the PC up, I get OS to select - Linux (in the first position), Recovery and XP - or about that). Is it the way things should be? Is there a way to have XP booting up as default unless I set the machine otherwise?
In another words, as a fresh meat I have the Mandriva for fun only, I intend to mostly work with XP. Is there way to have this fixed easily, please?
Is this related to the bootloader file? Well, I have no idea what the desired GRUB/LILO settings are...
Thanks in advance for any tutor-to-beginner advice...
Dual installation - divided linux partition?
Okay, another one on a related subject:
As mentioned I had a single separate empty partition for linux - 5 GB (don't laugh, it is a lame fun only). When installing Mandriva I see there are two volumes (or mounting points) - "/" and "/home" (plus there are various options to rename them. Is this normal?
I appear to be having issues installing Mandriva into one of them only. Can they be merged somehow easily so that I have my 5 GB, please?
Thanks a lot in advance and kind Regards,