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Old 05-17-2004, 08:40 AM   #1
ChillyWilly
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Hi, I'm a complete newbie to Linux but am an intuitive learner--I want to learn as much as I can. I managed to install Linspire (formerly Lindows) using PartitionMagic 8.0, but found that I prefer Knoppix. My question is this: can I simply install Knoppix (using the script provided) over Linspire without "uninstalling" it first? I don't know how to delete the contents of the Linux partition (nor the swap file). Do I have to delete the partition and re-partition it? Does anyone know if the Knoppix installer will force a partition? Any help will be much appreciated.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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i'm not familiar with the knoppix installer, but most give the option of formatting partitions before installing. provided that you were happy with the partition (# and sizes) that you had for linspire, i see no problems with leaving the partitions as they are.
 
  


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