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Old 07-20-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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Question Dell Latitude 1100: RH 9 to FC2

Greetings. I'm a miniscule step beyond linux newbie (RH 9 works well and I've installed several packages, most from source rather than RPM). What I'd like to do now is move up to FC2. I got my hands on the FC2 DVD, and I'd like to cleanly install over RH 9. Can anyone give me some insight into how I would achieve this? Thanks.

Dell Inspiron 1100
80 GB HD
Samsung 52/48/48/12 CD/-R/-RW/DVD
512k RAM
Old 07-20-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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There is nothing special to do. Back up your data, set the BIOS to boot from the DVD, insert the DVD and reboot. The installation is very similar to RH9. Just select your existing linux partitions and reformat them and install.

One thing you might consider...If you have your /home directory on a separate partition, you can leave the data in it untouched, but continue using it as your /home directory. It saves some time that way. Your new FC2 install will still be able to access your files in /home and the personal configuration files will still be there for programs.
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I'll give it a shot, although I know my BIOS is set to boot A) dvd drive B) HDD C) Network...maybe something's messed up in there. I'll check it out.


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