Experimenting with the laptop
I had a dual boot Windows 2000 Pro and Ubuntu Linux on my ThinkPad R30 early this week. It was fine except for the fact that I needed some KDE apps but I don't have the access to them so I decided to switch back to Mandrake. I wanted to try installing Mandrake 10.1 Official Edition again and check the Xorg.0.log file when I try to boot up again. The thing was that I accidentally wiped out the Windows partition that Carl set up for me. Uh-oh! I have no idea how in the world to fix this mess except to SMS him about it. I am currently saving how-to's and stuff like that.
Maybe I should stick with a purely Linux laptop? And how do I try to make extra partitions for other distros I might like to try out in the future? Mhac mentioned to me yesterday that 5GB of space is enough for another distro. Must look for information on this. I am really interested in finding my "baby distro" ^_^ So far, Mandrake 10 looks wonderful with all the packages included in the 4 CDs. I don't have to download other stuff right away. And that is good because I don't have internet access at home. Ubuntu loaded up really fast on the laptop though. If only Mandrake 10 would be like that... It would be perfect! I also checked out SLAX last night and it is also nice. But I would rather have Open Office than the KDE Office Suite. Oh well.