View Full Version : Is Mandrake 9.0 Worth Getting?

02-27-2003, 12:26 AM
I currenly have Windows 2000 Professional and i want to experiment with soem other operating sytems. So right now im d/n iso of Mandrake 9.0. Is it easy to use and is it compatible. I seen visuals of it and it looks pretty cool. Also how do devote your HD to a secong operating sytem like i have two on one comp. I do not know how to do that.

02-27-2003, 01:30 AM
Mandrake 9.0 is worth getting if they support your Internet drivers. It's fast, stable, and free. Just download the ISO and burn it to a CD using Nero Burning ROM.


02-27-2003, 01:35 AM
you have to partition your hdd so that you have some room set aside for your new os. 5 gig should do nicely if you can spare it but less is ok.

use something like partition magic 8 and make a new fat 32 partition. the mandrake installer should pick this automatically for you but if it does not make it.

I have never used mandrake before so i cannot say if it is any good but i know suse, red hat and debian are excellent. but no iso's for suse.

im assuming your windows 2000 drive is ntfs so they are not really compatible. windows will not see your linux partition and linux cannot write to a ntfs drive safely yet. but they should live happily together. well as happy as can be anyway.

have a look here (http://www.linux.org) under lessons 101 for a nice guide on how to install an use your new os. ;)

02-27-2003, 01:43 AM
My drive is ntfs and u say since it is ntfs i cant have mandrake 9.0 at same time. Also in Partition Mgic 8.0 can it tell me how to do all this stuff becuse i have no clue how to pertition for 5 gb or whatever. Ya im d/l iso form their site http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en.

02-27-2003, 01:49 AM
I noticed form looking in their database of what hardware is compatible. Noy all of my stuff is their so this could be a problem. So what do u do: do u call up the manaufacter and ask for driers for Mandrake 9.0 or what.

02-27-2003, 02:10 AM
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/9.0/presen...entation/2.php3 (http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/9.0/presentation/2.php3)

I just learned from their that NTFS partitions are supported so does that mean i can have 2 os on my machine?

02-27-2003, 04:12 AM
Yes LINUX is worth getting, it's extremely STABLE ,You have to partition you HD with a EXT2 partition
for linux to rest on , partition mgr. is really good!, Linux mandrake 9.0 .iso has a BUILT IN partition Manager,