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Old 11-27-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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Question Switching Distros

I am about to switch from Red Hat to Debian this week and I was wondering, besides backing up files if you guy have any tips to make the process easier?? I am still a newbie, and have only been running Red Hat for about 2 months, but I never liked its compiler and now that they are ditching the freebe support its time to kill it.
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"if you guy have any tips to make the process easier?? "

I set up a new partition and install the new distribution there. Then I dual boot during the period that the new distribution is unstable. After Debian becomes stable you can format the Red Hat partition and rearrange your disk space. Dual booting for a while makes installing a new distribution far less hectic because you are under no time pressure.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

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