I have been using windows since its inception and am quite tired of it all. I am hearing rave reviews of Linux. I am interested in Mandriva. My problem is I've got a hardrive full of material I need. This is my current hard drive(C:) running Windows 98. If I make this my slave drive and install Mandriva on a New C: drive, will I be able to dual boot to Win 98 from my slave drive.
Or is the easiest way to plonk a slave drive and install Mandirva onto that?
I am trying not to reinstall Win 98 and disturb all the files I need.
I would be tempted to install Mandriva either on a partition on your present C drive, or on a second hard drive - seeing as you are trying it out.
This way, you can install the Linux bootloader (Lilo or Grub) which will recognise the Windo$e OS as well as your Linux OS - unfortunately Windo$e doesn't do the same - and you can dual boot to your hearts content.
If you then decide to stay with Redmond (which I doubt) then you can just do the fix/mbr thing and Windo$e will rule again.
Don't get me wrong - until a few years ago I was a Windo$e man all the way - I just got up the courage one day to try what I was slagging off and realised that Linux was now a real alternative.
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