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      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
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      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. Ok, hmmmmmm...Got the windows driver workin great, but Mandriva forgets my wireless driver everytime I restart. Is this normal? Everytime I restart it defaults back to the Linux driver that doesn't work properly. I am running the windows driver off of the windows partition through the configure network option... Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. Woot! I spoke a little too soon earlier, because I'm typing this from inside Mandriva right now!! Hooray! And WOW is it fast. Thanks for all your help guys!
  3. Thanks for the advice and the warm welcome Mitchell! I appreciate it! So here's the update. Linux is up and running great, Windows likewise! For the record, using the "Install on my Windows Partition" works great, except it will ask you how much of your hdd you want to retain for Windows, and will not allocate enough memory for itself to run. You have to make sure you manually choose a partition big enough for Mandriva. Thus, its not totally self-sufficient. Problems, however, alas. As I expected, I am having network issues. I have no idea how to run ndiswrapper. I have downloaded the .inf and .sys files (bcmwl5) it prompted me for in network configuration for my wireless card. I'm not so worried about the wired LAN right now. Mandriva recognizes the device, but nothing shows up in the screen where the various local networks should be...Any help would be greatly appreciated! Here is what Windows Device Manager gives me for my wireless card (I understand its a very common device, though): Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN. You guys are great! Thanks! Nick
  4. Wow! Thanks for such a great, thorough and fast response! You guys are what makes Linux a superior system. I will need to set up my wireless drivers after install, and from what I understand that's a hairy process, so i will soon be posting again ;) (About the other question, that's ok. Its such a strange problem, I knew it would be difficult to diagnose. The display error unfortunately flashes too fast to read. That's ok though, since Mandriva works and I'm impressed with it.)
  5. Hi Guys! Complete Linux n00b here, but we all gotta start somewhere, right? I want to install Mandiva One 2008 on my Windows system as a dual-boot. In the Live Install setup, if I choose to install on the "Free Space in the Windows Partition," will Mandriva automatically do this? Is there any chance it will erase any information on my Windows partition? Will it partition itself a section for install and swap, or will it prompt me to do so? What's the best way to go about this, if so? I am running a Compaq Presario F730US laptop, 120G Internal HDD. Also, should I decide to uninstall Mandriva, I assume I could just repair the boot loader from my XP CD then format and absorb the new partitions into C: drive? Thanks!! Nick
  6. Hi All! I'm a complete Linux n00b, and apologize beforehand. Now, for some reason my brand-new Compaq Presario f730 Laptop will not boot any Linux distribution I have tried, which includes Ubuntu 7.10 and the latest Pendrive Linux. The Live CD will function on my older Dell, I have not yet tried the Pendrive. What happens is that the CD goes through the booting process, but reports an error as it loads the GNOME display manager. The boot continues, though, and where there should be the splash screen and opening sound, I get a truly disconcerting error, in which a kaleidoscope of odd colors/lines/dots show up on the screen and it slowly fades to black. It looks REALLY strange, like all the liquid crystal is visible. First time I tried it, I thought it was a) some calibration thing or b) that my monitor was now totally destroyed. Luckily, it didn't hurt anything. It does the same thing when I try safe-graphics mode. Specs: AMD Athalon 64 dual-core 1.8 Ghz 2 GB Ram 120 GB HD Nvidia GeForce go 6150 Any suggestions? Thanks!! Nick