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Old 04-12-2004, 01:32 AM   #1
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Installing Fedora C1 over SUSE 9.0 on dual boot machine?


So I finally tried to make the switch but I used SUSE 9.0 and I'm not happy with it. Therefore, I'd like to try Fedora, but my question is this:
Can i install Fedora over my current install of SUSE 9.0 while maintaining my dual boot configuration with windows 2000 (sorry)?
Basically, I just want to dual boot with windows 2000 and the Fedora install, but do I need to do anything to remove/modify the current install of SUSE 9.0 and GRUB before I go ahead and try and install Fedora?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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"Basically, I just want to dual boot with windows 2000 and the Fedora install, but do I need to do anything to remove/modify the current install of SUSE 9.0 and GRUB before I go ahead and try and install Fedora?"

Back up your data before you install. Have the Fedora installer format all of your Linux partitions during the install. Tell the Fedora installer that you want to dual boot Windows. After the install restore your data.

I installed Fedora Core 1 to replace SuSE 8.1. I did it by installing Fedora to dual boot with SuSE and copied my data from SuSE to Fedora after Fedora was stable. Then I formated the SuSE partitions and changed grub to single boot Fedora.

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Old 04-12-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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Thanks jailbait, much appreciated!
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:17 PM   #4
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"Installing Fedora C1 over SUSE 9.0 on dual boot machine? "

nedwardss,

Are you happy with fedora? Is it better than Suse?

I have Suse 9.0 on a single boot Intel P4 2.3GHz CPU. Suse runs fine after long hours of configuration. But I still have several issues:
Suse does not remember the video card configuration (nVidia geForce 440 mx). I have to press Ctrl Alt Backspace every time I reboot.
I have a Belkin F5D7000 wireless PCI card that I spent many hours working on it and no luck. I suppose I have to install some WinXP driver (ndiswrapper) to get it to work.
I have finally got my wireless printserver working, but I spent hours and hours on it.
So I wonder if it is worth to install Fedora core 2 on top of Suse 9.0?
I would appreciate any feedback.

Mark.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 04:21 AM   #5
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i switched

i actually have switched to debian. it's a bit more difficult to install but once it's up and running it's work very well, particularly when updating software.
 
  


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