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Old 03-18-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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Replacing Suse with Slackware?


Hi,

What do I need to do before replacing Suse with Slackware?

I got Suse 10 and XP installed on a Dell Inspiron 2650, however, I would like to install Slackware 10.2 on my Suse partitions. Is it as simple as popping in the Slackware CD and install over Suse or do I need to reformat my partitions first? Do I need to restore the MBR in order to delete GRUB first? I'm a complete newbie to this so any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance,
Rob

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Old 03-18-2006, 08:22 AM   #2
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Is it as simple as popping in the Slackware CD and install over Suse or do I need to reformat my partitions first?
No just pop in the slackware install cd and the installation would format the partition for you.

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Do I need to restore the MBR in order to delete GRUB first?
No...LiLo would replace grub...but I suggest you make a bootdisk (if you don't have a floppy drive...never mind). Installation would ask you to make bootdisk at the very end.

-Tux,
 
Old 03-18-2006, 08:30 AM   #3
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^ Thank you for your quick reply!

I got another question, though I've been recomended to install root on its own partition, how much space does the root partition require?

Thank you in advance,

Rob
 
Old 03-18-2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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I got another question, though I've been recomended to install root on its own partition, how much space does the root partition require?
Depends on how much disk space you have but I guess about 6GB would be enough. If you install all the packages on slackware CD, it comes to around 3 GB. I have a good amount of disk space so I've separated out partitions like this:

/dev/hda1 - /boot (100 MB)
/dev/hda2 - / (about 15 GB)
/dev/hda3 - swap (about 1 GB)
/dev/hda5 - /home (about 87 GB)
rest of the space is about 10 GB, which I've kept aside for anyother distro I want to try. Slackware is my primary distro and I use it almost 100%.

Tux,

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Old 03-18-2006, 09:46 AM   #5
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^ Good looking out.

Ok, I think I'm ready to do this...

Thank you,

Rob
 
Old 03-18-2006, 10:44 AM   #6
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All is left is to wish you good luck, GL.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 08:49 PM   #7
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^ Thanks Ice.

The installation went OK [phew!] except for the bootloader configuration. When it was time to write LiLo to the MBR, the installer gave me an error message and wouldn't let me go back for another try. How do I configure LiLo from within KDE/Konsole to dual boot my system? I found 'Liliconfig' in Control Center, however, I have no idea how/what to change. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Rob
 
Old 03-21-2006, 09:56 PM   #8
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Nevermind, I fixed it on my own.

Thank you,

Rob
 
  


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