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Old 12-05-2002, 04:02 PM   #1
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Installing Red Hat 8 over Mandrake 8.2


Please note: this is a bit of a timesaver question....

I am about to install Red Hat 8 on the partition currently used by Mandrake 8.2.

I am confident about the actual install, but would just like to ask - is it better to do an fdisk/mbr and flatten the partition first (whether with fdisk or Partition Magic 7) or will Red Hat quite happily do all that for me?

As I said at the top of the post, I am asking this to save me a bit of time - I'd rather know beforehand than go through the install and have to redo it.

Thanks
 
Old 12-05-2002, 04:06 PM   #2
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Red Hat will be glad to format Mandrake for you
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Old 12-06-2002, 02:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for that - wish me luck 'cos here I go.......
 
Old 12-06-2002, 06:29 PM   #4
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Done it - apart from a few small problems ie freezing during graphical install, having to switch to text install (shame, the graphical one is very nice looking) and having to manuall y partition with Partition Manager (I think that ME and Mdk joined to mess up my boot partition) I now have linux up and running. Already I have run Up2Date and am doing this post through Mozilla.

Yay me!!
 
Old 12-07-2002, 03:38 AM   #5
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Yay you

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