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is 16GB enough to run linux mandrake 8.2?

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JayP

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Oct 23, 2001
I have a 40gig harddrive with 3 partitions. The first 2 partitions are used by WinXP. I want to install Linux Mandrake on the 3rd partition which is 16GB. Would this be enough space to run linux? I don't want to install any linux servers except for maybe a web server. I would use linux for internet use: surfing and newgroups. Maybe even a little desktop/web publishing and light end graphics.

What partitions must I create during installation to have linux run properly? /user /root etc. etc.... I think this is where I screwed up my last install attempt. Please Help! I'd love to get linux running and want to show my support to the linux world!
 

nihili

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16 is more than plenty. I've got RedHat running comfortably in 3 at the moment. You only "need" two partitions; one swap and one for /. As I recall, Mandrake is pretty good about suggesting a partition scheme based on space. Go with the defaults to start with.

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JayP

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Oct 23, 2001
How is network security with linux mandrake 8.2? Is it hard to set up network and internet firewall?
 

PolyPill

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May 20, 2001
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I'm not a mandrake user, but firewalls are pretty simple. iptables has a bunch of gui tools, very straight forward.

I know redhat has you configure it at installation, I'd think that mandrake would too.
 

funnyperson1

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Jun 16, 2001
all you really need for Mandrake is 1.2 gigs...2 should be fine....4-5 would be optimal.....