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Posted on 10-10-2002 10:34 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Philip R. Hall

I am an experienced Windows user and was recently given a copy of Mandrake
Linux 9.0. I am already dual-booting between WinXP and Win98 on my computer,
and my 60 GB HDD already has 3 partitions (logical drives). I began the
install of Linux, but early on I received a message about formatting my
partition and telling me to back up my data, and then asking me if I was sure
if I wanted to proceed. Having had a very bad experience a few years ago
with a Caldera install (it wiped out my entire HDD), I aborted the install at
that point. I didn't know which partition it was going to format and whether
or not I would lose one or both of my current OS's. Has anyone installed
Mandrake 9.0 who can tell me if it will offer me the option of creating a 4th
partition for the installation, and if the Lilo will support 3 or more OS's
(I'd like to reinstall Win2k)?

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