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    linux duel boot

    i want to duel boot with my win me disks and i also want to put mandrake 9.1 with it on my harddrive is it possible to use the linux partition manager to seperate my hard disk so i can use the empty space on my harddrive so i can have both win me and mandrake 9.1 on it while windows is still installed
    i want to learn linux but i need serious help

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    yes this is possible but your post is a little confusing...
    add a reply listing each hardrive and what's installed on them ie windows, linux, etc. and it will be easier for someone to help you..

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    i don't know what a "duel" boot is. is that when the two O/S fight?

    i do know what a "dual" boot is. that's when you boot more than one O/S.

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    Well, see, when you get to the choice, some people have a duel in their minds - windows? linux?... hmmm.... linux? windows? uh... windows? linux? And, eventually one of them wins out and the boot continues.

    Somebody should write a little graphical script to replace the bootup screen and have the available OS'es appear and start shooting at each other and the OS left standing after the 'duel' gets the boot sequence. Of course, the outcome would be random. You'd have to choose your OS and then hope you can outshoot the other OS's avatar...



    (sorry, I can't actually answer your 'dual' boot question in this case.)

    Edit: Hey, and the original poster is a 'soldier'. Apparently, he and a lot of other people would play the 'Duel Boot' game. Here's the results of searching on 'duel and boot':

    DUEL BOOT
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    Originally posted by bs_2003

    Edit: Hey, and the original poster is a 'soldier'. Apparently, he and a lot of other people who would play the 'Duel Boot' game. Here's the results of searching on 'duel and boot':

    DUEL BOOT
    yes, the lack of spelling skills on this forum (and others) = terrible - and i don't include obvious typos in "spelling" - and i don't include non-native english speakers.
    Last edited by Hayl; 06-23-2003 at 12:23 PM.

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    And then at the opposite end of the spectrum..........boots in harmony.
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    Originally posted by JohnT
    And then at the opposite end of the spectrum..........boots in harmony.
    Mmmm....nice boots

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    In answering the actual question for once , you can resize your hard drive partitions in the Mandrake 9.1 installation, leaving enough room for both OSes, though I can't see why you'd need Windows except for games...

    And anyway, in a duel between Windows and Linux, Linux would win while Windows was trying to contact its software designers to copy it.

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