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  1. I haven't had the time to do more than get up and running yet, plus the only usb device I have presently is my scanner (which I'll try later). I haven't experienced any problem with NTFS partitions as yet......... I'm able to read and access all the directories and files that are on my windows side of the computer. I am having a bit of a problem with my new Canon Pixma i4000 printer however.......but I figure it's me that hasn't figured out how to correctly configure it yet, and not a problem with Mandriva. When I try to print a page, it prints at 1/4th the size of a standard letter page, up in the upper left corner of the page.
  2. The people at Mandriva get a pat on the back from me. This is my third install using Mandrake / now Mandriva; and I already LOVE it. The installation was so easy, and problems that I had with my system that forced me to cling on (quite reluctantly) to Windows, are now resolved without any effort on my part. My internet connection was automatically recognized, configured, and up and running at installation. The problem I have had with Flash audio not working on my system is now working wonderfully ! I love this distro. Thank you Mandriva moved from Installing Mandriva by mystified
  3. Well, I finally was able to successfully install Mandriva. Just now finished the installation. Thanks again to everyone who gave help. so much to learn.
  4. no appologies necessary. I actually am a newbie. I've run Mandrake 9 for awhile, then moved up to 10, and now I'm trying Mandriva 2006. I finally got the CDs burned, and someone else advised me to check that I actually burned images, and not copies of the ISO files ( which I had done ).....so I had to go back and re-burn CDs. They now work however, and I'm getting ready to try and do an install. I've learned enough working with Windows over the years to get around a bit in Linux, mostly through gui...... but all the command line stuff is new to me. Soon.........someday soon I will finally move completely away from Windows. Thanks all for the help
  5. UPDATE !! After several attempts at burning any kind of data to a CD, all being unsuccessful, I decided to purchase a new CD burner. Installed it this arvo and it runs sweet. I have now burned all 7 ISO images to CD and was hoping to install Mandriva 2006..............however............. I don't know how. I tried inserting Disc 1 into the drive and rebooting the computer, but it just fires up as usual with Mandrake 10 asking if I want to run Linux or Windows. So............ the question is now, how do I install the darn OS ? It's been so long since playing with Linux that I've forgotten all that I once knew.
  6. new info: I tried downloading to Linux and using K3B. K3B starts out ok, but as soon as I get to the burn process (after the 10 second countdown) it gives me an error 254 and ejects the CD. I'm guessing the TDK burner is defective, although I have no idea why..........it's worked great in the past.
  7. John, You're absolutely right. I should have been using K3B. Had I known about it when I started this thing. I was unaware that I had a CD burning program with Mandrake until I stumbled across it yesterday.......after I had downloaded the files to my Windows side of the computer. And at first I thought.... no worries, I'll just access those files like I always have in the past. That's when I discovered that after installing that second 80GB hard drive, I no longer can access the windows partitions on the hard drive from Linux. I have no idea how that happened because I could always do so in the past. I guess my best shot at this is to just download the files again (whew!) but save them to Linux and then use K3B. Then I'll have to sort out the other problem later. Just wondering however......... would I be able to download only the ISOs that have the additional programs, ( ISO 4,5,6,and 7) and continue to use my Mandrake 10; or is there a significant difference between Mandrake 10 and Mandriva 2006 ? Thanks for the help, Yogi Bear
  8. Your suggestion of the alternative sounds good. A little bit more instruction please. Thanks
  9. oh well............ I'm using Nero 6. And it does have the ISO option you spoke of. I used that particular method of trying to burn the CD. thanks though.
  10. Well this is embarrasing..........I've used Mandrake 9, and Mandrake 10; downloading and burning my own CDs from iso files. Now I've decided to become a Mandriva member and I've downloaded the iso files but for some reason have not been able to remember how.... or am having some other technical problems in burning the CDs from the iso files. I'm trying to install Mandriva 2006 Powerpack. I have a dual boot system using Windows XP and Mandrake 10. I've used Nero Burn in the past, but am unsuccessful doing the burn this time. When I put a new CD-R in the drive and try to burn the image, I get about 5% into the process when it fails. I've been trying to do this on the Windows side, as that's where my Nero Burn software is, and because I was successful in the past. I was going to access the files from my hard drive from Mandrake, but since I recently installed a second hard drive for some reason Mandrake does not recognize my hard drives any longer........... which is another problem I have just discovered. would love some instructions as I am anxious to move completely away from Windows and exclusively to Linux. Thanks much Yogi Bear
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