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Old 10-02-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Changing distro


I have a dual boot laptop with XP and SuSE 10.0 on it, and I want to try another distro. Don't misunderstand me I like SuSE 10.0 (my first encounter with linux) and it was a good distro for me to learn a bit of linux.
So I downloaded Ubuntu 6.06 to see if... you know.
My Question are;
How do I change my machine from XP/SuSE to XP/Ubuntu?
Is there a special procedure to follow or do I just install it from the CD I downloaded?

Old 10-02-2006, 02:20 PM   #2
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Basically you just install Ubuntu "over" SuSE, i.e. by specifying the same harddisk partition(s) that you installed SuSE on.

But as with all installation, you might want to backup your XP partition, just in case.
Old 10-03-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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I did something similar to this a while back. I had a dual boot box with Windows 2000/Mandriva. Mandriva was my first Linux distro, however, through others I learned that it wasn't the most "versital" and decided to switch to Fedora Core 5. Like uselpa said, just assign the instillation to the same partition SuSE was on and Ubuntu should just overwrite it with no problems.

...I agree though...don't do anything without backing up first!
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If you have room on the hard drive, why not just install Ubuntu on its own partition? That way you won't have to reinstall SuSE if you like it better.


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