Hope this helps. Have Fun!!
Yep, should definitely be fun for all, Thanks !
Plus I made a Twitter acct
so francis, um, are you now a twit?
I've always been a Twit, but not a tweeter twit. Isn't it funny how the most silly things are so popular, (I'm so off topic, but someone else got me here, so ...) Twitter is good for following Texstar or someone doing something I need to know about, what I get up to is my business, uhum...
On a serious note, and sorry am I to make a whole new thread for such a little question ?
I just killed my computer installing PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2010. Lucky I have a few skills and was able to boot into XP, after a scarey 10 minutes staring at the unresponsive NEC start screen.
Live CD, PCLinuxOS 2010 is beautiful, so after seeing all things important opened , browsed the web, and went "wow", and hit the "Install PCLinuxOS" icon on desktop.
Feeling tentative let the wizard select 6 GB's which I wasn't happy about, at least 12 is what I want. next > GRUB. Fine, oh what's this advanced tab say ? Hmmm, not a lot clicked the X to close window and the install stopped. Wow, became, "Yes, I am stupid", then, "who built this thing, looks nice but ..."
Really the install shouldn't have borked, I suppose, and my fault entirely hitting the "Install PCLinuxOS" icon on desktop", again ... yes I know
It was obvious we were making another set of partitions, so i quit. After exit the mandatory windows CHKDSK, invoked by PCLOS ran, after all was found to be o.k. found myself staring at the unresponsive Boot screen, NEC.
That's when I pulled the power after a few power button pushes that lead back to a dead boot screen. I thought I might have lost both bootloaders, GRUB, and windows MBR. Ten minutes later I popped the power lead back into the machine and thank goodness it booted into XP. Restored Win MBR, deleted the linux partitions, and here I am.
So in that setup stage were it (the wizard) says 6 GB's of the Windows drive shall be used, I should click onto the CUSTOM selection ? And then size the partitions to my requirements ?