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Partition Magic question on Mandrake 7.0

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I just purchased the "Complete" version of Linux Mandrake 7.0, but have not opened the box yet. Before I open it, I want to find out what version of Partition Magic is included with this package.  The Partition Magic is the main reason I chose Mandrake over Caldera, Red Hat etc. If it's an older version of Partition Magic (the latest is 5.0), then I want to return this version for something else.

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Ted
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by:cliffhanger121599
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As far as I am aware, the version inc. is recent, but not the complete program, i.e. not the one you buy over the counter.    Some of the features have probably been removed.
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by:svenedin
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I installed mandrake 7.0 yesterday from a £2.50 GB pounds CD. The install program can handle partitioning for linux. If you want to dual boot, you will have to configure the loader, which is fairly easy.
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joweilee earned 50 total points
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The version of PartitionMagic on Mandrake 7 is a customised version of 4.0 which only supports hard drives 8GB in size. If you have anything bigger, it won't work...

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Jowei
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by:gbowles
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I too purchased the Mandrake 7.0 and after several problems abandoned it for the another product.  I too had been interested in the Bootmagic and Partition Magic features.  Unfortunately, they are not worth it as the Boot Magic is extremely "cheesy" and the Partition Magic application is extremely limited.  I was actually forced to "acquire" the full Partition Magic ($90 CDN) to overcome some to the legacy problems I was experiencing (i.e FAT --> FAT32 converstions, 2M Partition limits, etc).  As stated above the LInux LOader (LILO) is easy enough so, if you don't need Partition Magic, stick with what you determine is to be the "better" product and save your money.  
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