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I have a Sony Vaio laptop that came pre-installed with Windows XP home edition, 256 Memory, one hard disk (40GB) and partitions C Drive (13Gb) and a D Drive (23 GB). 41% of C is free and most of D is free. The problem is that when I am installing Mandrake 9.1, when I approach the part of the installation to select the packages to install, I only have 268 MB of memory available! This has happened upon trying to install on both partitions! Since this is obviously not enough memory to install much at all, I really need to ...

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    I have a Sony Vaio laptop that came pre-installed with Windows XP
    home edition, 256 Memory, one hard disk (40GB) and partitions C Drive
    (13Gb) and a D Drive (23 GB).

    41% of C is free and most of D is free.

    The problem is that when I am installing Mandrake 9.1, when I approach
    the part of the installation to select the packages to install, I only
    have

    268 MB of memory available!

    This has happened upon trying to install on both partitions!

    Since this is obviously not enough memory to install much at all,
    I really need to know how to correct this.

    Thanks.
    Jerry Guest

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    Jerry wrote:
     

    I can;t see why. Just get mandrake to use free space on windows
    partition and not free space. THen it will resize your Windows partition
    for you and create free space. You can select manually how much free
    sapce you want ti to make. Highly recommend defragging before doing
    this. I've lost a windoze partition and I also recommend backing up
    everything important.

    SD Guest

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    Jerry wrote:
     

    .... memory has nothing to do with the amount of applications
    you INSTALL, although it is affected by the amount of
    applications you try to RUN CONCURRENTLY.

    are you getting some sort of error message about RAM?
    ..
    --
    /// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
    \\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
    I am more bored than you could ever possibly be. Go back to work.

    mjt Guest

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    i had same issue with Win2k and Linux when i tried to install from CD - so i
    copied everything to a partition and installed from there - thing works
    fine - laptop drives tend to have issues with writing on disk - i recommend
    using ur non-XP partition for Linux - u may need to format that partition
    and re-install Linux there - ... if something else comes to my mind i will
    post it here soon ...

    "mjt" <com> wrote in message
    news:v7fhb.4171$news.pas.earthlink.net... 
    >
    > ... memory has nothing to do with the amount of applications
    > you INSTALL, although it is affected by the amount of
    > applications you try to RUN CONCURRENTLY.
    >
    > are you getting some sort of error message about RAM?
    > .
    > --
    > /// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
    > \\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
    > I am more bored than you could ever possibly be. Go back to work.
    >[/ref]


    FrancisBacon Guest

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    Jerry wrote:
     
    All,
    Thanks for your interest.
    I have resolved it.
    All I had to do was
    1. delete the unused 23 GB partition
    2. install on boot the linux 9.1
    it (the installer) really takes care of partitioning
    and all the associated tasks.

    I now have plenty of room to run 9.1 on my laptop.

    Cheers


    Tux Guest

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