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Old 08-01-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
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Fedora Core2

I am a newbie to Linux and have been experimenting with Linspire this last week. I have a 2 CD set of Fedora Core2 and was wondering if it is worth my while to switch over? I am dual booting with Windows XP at the moment and would like to keep it that way until I get comfortable with Linux and get all my devices to work properly. I have a second hard drive. Will I need to partition it again (Linspire/Lindows is on it now) or will Fedora know what to do? Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Old 08-01-2004, 02:00 AM   #2
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fc2, no need to repartition

I have been using fc2 since May (I think)...and it works for me. The biggest usability leap occurs when you get a good yum.conf file in place. If you go with fc2, I can post mine.

Since you already have a linux distro installed, things will go really smoothly. During installation, you can select the option of over-writing and installing only to partitions already set up for linux. It will leave windows alone.
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There is a dual boot bug in FC2 which could make your windows unbootable. It is fixable and there should be no data loss but best to avoid.

See for how to avoid it.


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