I downloaded the full folder of mini-howtos from the Linux Documentation project. One subfolder has all of the mini howtos in html format, but they are *.html.tar.gz. I can extract them individually with the command:
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz with no problem but there well over a hundred mini howto's. I managed to ungzip all of them with an asterick so now all I have are the hundred or so tarballs. I've been over the tar man pages and haven't found a promising way to extract them all at the same time.
BTW and unrelated - Mandrake 7 is simply amazing. It found my SBLive and set it up, my CD-Writer too, found my nic and asked me the right questions during install so that I was online at first boot.