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Old 11-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Replace windows 7 with Fedora


Hi.

I'm looking for some pointers on the best way to convert my OS to Fedora. I'm looking to do a clean install and not a dual boot. I intend on running VMWare once I've got Fedora installed and running a P2V image of my windows 7 install in there.

I have a Sony VAIO VPCF11C5E and I'm looking to completely replace the Windows 7 install with Fedora14. I've simply had enough of windows. We use Fedora at work for development and it seems remarkably stable.

I've been using Linux for about 2 months and am comfortable with doing installs.

My plan of action is to just take a P2V image of my windows 7 install, clean install Fedora, install VMWare. I'll then use Fedora for development stuff and the P2V for referencing 'legacy' material.

Am I missing some steps here?

Thanks
 
Old 11-01-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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I think none. Go ahead that sounds good enough for the purpose.
 
Old 11-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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first off i would NOT use fedora 14
in 30 days fedora will hit it's End Of Life
at that time there will NEVER be any more support ( basically it will be DEAD )

fedora 15 is current and fedora 16 will be released next week .
 
Old 11-02-2011, 04:45 AM   #4
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Well that's a very important notice John W.
Actually I did not know that since I don't bother my self anymore with other distros: I am satisfied with my Slackware and fBSD. Take note on that wise advice NewbieLnx, and I'm sorry I did not have that information at hand.
 
Old 11-02-2011, 04:52 AM   #5
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Am I missing some steps here?
I would recommend testing the P2V image before blowing the disk away with fedora..
At the very least, have a separate, tested backup..
 
Old 11-02-2011, 05:13 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments and suggestions so far. Should I actually be considering CentOs6 instead to alleviate the constant upgrades associated with the Fedora distro?
 
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CentOS is probably going to offer a less than pleasurable desktop experience... Great for a server, but i think it would be too much work for a desktop. IMHO.
 
  


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