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Old 01-22-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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How do I change my dual boot (win ME andRH9) to ME and Mandrake9.1


I have a dual boot system with win ME and RH9 at the moment and want to change the RH to Mandrake, what do I need to do?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 05:41 PM   #2
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Install Mandrake. If you want to totally remove the RedHat, just have the installer remove the existing Linux partitions and create new ones.

If you were using GRUB or LILO to boot the OSes, be sure to have Mandrake re-install them. It's a normal part of the installation, but you might think to skip it since you already have GRUB/LILO installed... But, if you followed the advice of removing the Linux partitions, then the bootloader points to something that isn't there anymore.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, downloaded the iso`s burned them and installed them with no problems. I am now downloading Fedora and was wondering if I get bored with Mandrake can I follow the same proccess to change to Fedora?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:13 AM   #4
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Yeah. I think you are safe to do so.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:47 AM   #5
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Nice one, I was just going to ask the same question only with Win XP rather than ME.
As far as I understood, the Mandrake installation installs over the RH9. Is that right?
And I must ask to reistall LILO or GRUB. Yes?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #6
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When I put the first disc in it give you the choice to install or press something for other options. I went for the install and it came up with several choices leave partitions as they are which I chose and I assume it installed Mandrake over RH9 one of the othere choices was wipe whole drive or partition spare space on windows partition .I did not have to ask to reinstall LILO or GRUB it did it automatically.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:48 PM   #7
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and it is working OK? Because I just did the same but with (XP and RH9 ) to (XP and Mandrake 9.0). It's working, the question you're refering to is the one when it recognizes the linux partitions and asks if you want to format just the big one or both. (I think...) I did both, and then after that asks where do you want to install LILO. I've chosen MBR which is one of two options.
Well if your stuff is cooking then all's OK!... Right?
good luck with whatever you gona do next.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:05 PM   #8
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Mandrake is working fine not sure if i like it yet. I have already started to download Fedora and Slackware is going to be next.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #9
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What's the problem with Mdrake?
Let me know how is Fedora and Slackware. I've never installed them although I've got them both in CDs.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:12 PM   #10
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Nothing wrong with it I guess it feels different to RH I may get used to it but am downloading other distos because they may be better and of couse they are free.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:16 PM   #11
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As long as you keep letting the new installation takeover the bootloader control, you can keep installing new distros for as long as you want.

The safest way would be to have Windows re-take control of the master boot record, and use a floppy disk to boot Linux.

I started using Linux seven years ago, with RedHat 5.2. I tried Mandrake 6. Went back to RH 7, then 8, 9, and Fedora. I've tried several other distros, but always wind-up going back to RH / now Fedora. I just like the feel better.
 
  


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