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  1. have you tried diskdrake??? with this you can modify your partitions... as root obviously, because the partition must be unmounted to resize, then reboot to install windows XP, after you have installed windows XP, start with your CD1 from MDk, and repair your boot loader, restart to enter linux, modify your boot loader to include windows, load it into MBR, and the next restart you have windows at your menu :D


    and enjoy linux and windows


    greetings ;)


    thx :) Don't think you should use FAT32 if you wanna install it not as first partition, something with 1024 cylinder?


    anyway made a guide out of it


  2. Ok, this is a guide, for if you want to install back Windows XP but keep your current Mandrake installation.


    What do you need?

    Windows XP installation CD :p 
    Mandrake Installation CD
    Eventually a live cd Like Mandrake move
    Diskdrake(or any similar partition program)


    Without Live CD


    You don't need the live cd, but it depends on which partition you want to resize for making free space for XP. I resized my /home partition, without using live cd. Launch a terminal, and go to root mode, and type

    init 3

    This ends your graphical session, and goes to console.

    Make sure your logged in as a root, and unmount the partition you want to resize( in this case /home)

    Now you have some free unpartioned space, which you can use to install XP.

    Reboot your computer and insert Windows XP cd, to start the installation. When it asks you for partition, create a partition in the free space(NTFS!(other partitions will be marked unknown). It says something about XP & dualbooting, but that are worry's for later, just install XP like you always do :).


    When installation is finished don't be scared, cause it will boot XP auto(your lilo is gone, thats why you need Mandrake installation cd).

    When everything is configged in Windows, reboot your computer with your Mandrake installation cd inserted. When it boots, press F1 for more choises, type


    now it will launch a ncursed? screen, where you can restore your lilo config.


    When you reboot, it will launch mandrake again, and then you just have to add Windows XP in your bootloader config(manual or through Drakxboot).


    Now, you have a working dual boot system



    Please use this guide at your own risk, report mistakes to me, so I can correct them, make sure if you don't trust it, that you have backups

  3. One of the causes of errors is the FILE SIZE of an ISO file. Some of the older version of burning apps failed to detect the exact file size and instead rounded it up. Use the Latest version of Nero or any other burning software.


    and most recently the current version of Nero



  4. now, if you would read it carefully :P you should know that I don't have windows XP installed ;) and I have to install it , but I don't wanna lose my current mandrake system...


    Yea I know, why do you need XP, well, my scanner doesn't work in Mandrake, and I think it never will so I XP just for scanner and photoshop probarly

  5. I just compiled a kenel and the first time that I did it just made everything run better.  But right now It's my second time and I'm not getting that performance I was getting before :( but ac_dispatcher is working hard I guess to make it work again....Or at least I think so ;).


    I thought it would be harder but it's not it's quite simple if you know your way around Linux.




    I agree, you just have to think logical and everything will run smooth :)

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