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Old 05-31-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
Agna
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changing distro, in a dual boot system


Ok, I intalled Slackware 9.1 like a year ago in my machine trying to learn about linux and with the hope to make a full migration with time, I really dont know why but I havent use slack pretty much, lets say almost never. Recently I wanted to give linux another chance to become my primal OS, then I founf there was already a new version of Slack and since I have to install a new one, I decided to go for a more firiendly distro. I heard a lot of good stuff about ubuntu so I downloaded it, but now I have this little problem.

How do I do to install ubuntu over slack? I could format that partition but Im afraid to delete lilo with it and then end up with an unbootable sys, and I have a lot of usefull information on XP wich I dont want to loose.
DO I just run ubunto Cd and install or I must config somthing more???

Thanx in advance
 
Old 05-31-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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First of all, Ubuntu is NOT a very user-friendly distro, IMO; try Mandriva or perhaps Linspire.
When installing Linux (ubuntu) you can choose to keep your Windows partition and remove (or keep information from) the Slack partitions. Lilo (or Grub) will be reinstalled causing no damage to the Windows partition.

Good Luck and happy migration!
//Talyz Prower
 
Old 05-31-2005, 11:53 PM   #3
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Some of the more newbie friendly distros will detect linux partitions an format them for you. Then they will setup windows to dual boot. Doesn't work 100 percent of the time but it's better if you learn to partition and format manually then when your fancy distro fails to do it correctly you will know how to do it. thats why they call slackware a learning distro
 
Old 06-01-2005, 01:03 AM   #4
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When i installed ubuntu it let me select the Partition i wanted, it then formated and installed on it. (just like windows)

afraid of an unbootable hard drive? unless you physically break it you can pretty much always reformat and restart.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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Well thanx a lot guys, gonna try it later today or tomorrow if I have enough time to dadicate to it. Maybe in a future I will be switching to Slack again
 
  


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