Does anyone know if Mandrake is simpler. I can not find anything with Fedora Redhat...actually I don't think I installed it right. I'm just going to download and install Mandrake then. Thanks for the help
I don't know if I was looking in the places, but I went to search seached for my second hard drive, I can't remember what I typed in, something like '/dav/hdb'. But I think I just installed it wrong. I downloaded the files off of suprnova.org(bittorrent) and the 3rd CD would install, I'll just download from the Mandrake website. The version I was trying to install was Fedora Rehat 10, it might have been a beta or something, even if Redhat doesn't make beta's...I haven't given up on linux, I'm just gonna have Windows on one, and Madrake Linux 9.2 on the other.
I'm not sure about Fedora, but on Mandrake the Windows disk should be under something like /mnt/dos or similar. To access it, use Konquerer or Nautilus (depending on if you use KDE or Gnome) and just find it like you would in Windows - eg, open your home directory and navigate up/down from there. There's no C: D: and so on, just a tree structure starting at / If there's nothing that looks right under /mnt, post the contents of the file /etc/fstab (a table of mountable filesystems).
I’ve tried all of the major distributions of Linux and Mandrake is the one I’m sticking with. Best hardware support and easiest for Windows users to get the hang of. The KDE GUI is the one I’d recommend.
As far as your HDD issue, (and if I am wrong, someone will correct me) but Linux can't "see" NTFS partitions, that have to be FAT, preferably FAT16.
Ok, I'll correct you because you are wrong. Linux can definitely see NTFS partitions, reading them isn't a problem, although writing to them can be an issue. You can however have a dual boot computer, with NTFS partitions for windows, and see all of those partitions from Linux. It just may take some tweaking in the kernel configuration. My dual boot system is Windows XP and Gentoo Linux, now Windows can't read my Linux partitions, but my Linux can read all of my Windows partitions...fancy that eh?
I'm sorry to hear that Mandrake has given some a bad impression of Linux...don't let that stop you though.
Linux is best suited for email and web servers, as well as VPN and VoIP gateway servers. It's not susceptible to the same attacks that Windows is, not to mention it's far easier to manage.
Don't give up on Linux....just try a different distro.