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Old 11-19-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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replacing one distro with another


i have puppy linux single booted on my computer and i want to replace it with linux mint how would i go about doing this?
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Its as simple as anything can get. Get Mint cd or dvd. Boot from it. At partitioning delete all the partitions and create a new layout and proceed. Puppy will get lost and you will have mint over it.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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thanks i hope that works
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:06 AM   #4
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It should.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:08 AM   #5
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you can boot many Linux distros from the same partition too

Meaning; install Mint and then you can put other "frugal" linux installs there
like puppy, slax, ubuntu, etc

you wanna do that and need help
I'll hook you up
I'm booting 8 distros off 1 partition
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:25 AM   #6
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i dont think that i have enough ram to do a frugal install. i think i have 256 ram. not really enough to do much but when i get a new computer with more ram i'll take you up on that offer
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:32 AM   #7
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actually 256mb is good for puppy, tinycore too
my Phalanx-9.04-LXDE even runs on my 160MB lappy
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...DE-52442.shtml

Phalanx-9.04 smokes Mint too dude
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:40 AM   #8
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yes, check the minimal requirements for mint first.from what i hear at forums.linuxmint you are a bit spare with 256MB.
(not that one couldnt work around it, its just not recommended)

ah, and the mint-installer offers you
a)to do it automatic, he will keep the existing OS and you may dual-boot
b)to use the whole hard-disk, your puppy will be gone
c) to do the partition manually.

if it was me i would use the first option, in case it dosnt work you got your running puppy.

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