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Old 01-16-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
vinnie415
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Changing Distros: Xandros to Fedora


Hi. I have a dual boot of Windows XP and Xandros. I want to get rid of the Xandros for Fedora. I have a friend familar with Fedora. And I need the Windows for Flash and Photoshop...Nervous to go fully Linux.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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You didn't ask a question!!!
I'm guessing you'd like some steps....
  1. Download Fedora
  2. burn to CD (be sure to "burn from iso")
  3. Boot from the CD
  4. Tell the installer to take the partition where Xandros now is.
  5. Allow the installer to put the bootloader in the mbr***, It will automatically detect the Windows install and configure appropriately.
  6. Reboot

***Caution!!! Do this only if you have a Windows install disk--or some way of restoring the mbr if something goes wrong.
Better advice: NEVER buy a computer that does not include an install disk for the OS
 
Old 01-16-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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What's your question?

Fedora will be a bit of a leap since Xandros is Debian based, and Fedora does many things different than Debian. The package management will be different and the init scripts and system files will live in different places. But if your friend has Fedora and will take the time to help you out, then by all means, change. That's one of the best things a newbie can until they get a good feel for linux -- use what your buddy uses...
 
Old 01-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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Sorry for framing the question wrong...Xandros to Fedora

I meant to say that I wanted remove(delete) Xandros from my harddrive, and replace it with Fedora. My friend will give me guidance on how to use it. I went to the Fedora pages and understand how to download and install it. Is that clearer?
 
Old 01-16-2007, 04:30 PM   #5
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Yup, just follow pixellany's advice above and just tell Fedora to use the same partition Xandros was using. It will just overwrite the partition w/ Fedora and all should be fine...
 
  


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