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Old 02-08-2004, 06:49 AM   #1
nstenberg
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Question From RedHat to Fedora


Hi!

Earlier today, I decided to reinstall my RedHat 9.1 OS on my system, to use up some of the free space... the up2date-utility doesn't seem to work though... I figure its because of the Fedora-project.

So now I want to remove RedHat and install Fedora...

My question: How do I do it? Do I simply reformat my discs and install Fedora or is there some easier way? I have not been able to find any guides etc. on the web or at fedora.redhat.com.

Last time I removed a GNU/Linux OS from my PC, the OS-selection screen (at system startup) wasn't removed, so I also formatet my Windows partition and started all over with a "clean" disc. It would be great this could be avoided the second time around.


Hope someone can help me.

P.S. Please say if you want me to clarify.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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if you d/l the Fedora ISOs and boot from the first one, it'll offer you the choice of upgrading your RH9 installation to Fedora. That might be a way forward. Or you could take the Windows upgrade path - blag the drive and start again - not recommended if you have lots of data.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 08:07 AM   #3
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I suggest you do a clean install - use the Fedora setup program to remove the existing partitions and create new ones. I believe you can upgrade but I'm not an advocate of upgrading since it has a tendency of leaving stray files here and there and you might bump into compatibility problems.

If you want to remove the Linux bootloader, whether it's Lilo or Grub, you have (at least) two alternatives: In DOS, Windows 9x/ME you can type fdisk /mbr to reinstall the simplistic DOS bootloader. In Windows NT/2000/XP you can boot from the installation CD, choose recovery console and once logged in to the console, type fixmbr to reinstall the NT bootloader.

Håkan
 
Old 02-08-2004, 08:11 PM   #4
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hw-tph>> Thanks... I'll try that!
 
  


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