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Old 02-23-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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Time for a change?


Getting sick of sound problems, maybe it's RH, so I want to now go for Mandrake. What steps do I have to take to take RH off the HD and put mandrake in it's place (I will install mandrake with the same structure as 100mb boot, 1gb swap and 10gb / that I have now, if it makes any difference)

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Old 02-23-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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steps? just install it and match up the partitions you want.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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3 steps, I think.

1. Boot with the mandrake install cd in the drive
2. Install mandrake
3. Reboot and start using it.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 11:27 AM   #4
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How can I keep the RH install have and also have Mandrake on the system too?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 11:35 AM   #5
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You might use parted to resize your / partition to make a partition for each one.

I never have done that as I made a bunch of partitions just for that (4 distributions in my case). I use a common /home partition which makes it easier as well.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 12:40 PM   #6
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Can I run druid from within RH to change the site of my / partition and then make a /home partition and still use the /home in Mandrake?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 02:08 PM   #7
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You can share partitions between distros, but not the system directories.

Examples: /home /pub /www, those types of partitions that Linux doesn't use to run.

If you don't mind losing your present installation, here is what I suggest for a home box multiboot:

Windows partition if used installed on first primary partition of primary master hard drive

My distros need / partitions of between 2 and 2.9 gig. I like to assign 3.5 - 5 gig (tons of games installed) for each distro's / partition. Make a separate / partition for each distro you would like to use/try.

swap - 128 MB max (unless you are running a heavily accessed server)

If you use a filesystem such as reiserfs, jfs, xfs for /, you will probably need a /boot partition. Distros can share this, but make sure you understand your bootloader and can point stuff to the right place if you use this.

I recommend ext3 filesystems for newbie beginners for simplicity.

The rest of the drive, put in /home.

On the installs after you have something in /home you don't want to lose, just choose not to format that partition during the install of subsequent distros.

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