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Old 08-18-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
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Installing another distro and uninstalling one

Hi all,

I just installed Mandrake 9.1 last night and everything worked fine... Then I heard installing Slackware would really teach you how the Linux Operating System works. So I got the ISO's and stuff and then burned them, but now I have a problem. The computer doesn't boot from the disc if it senses one, it just boots LILO. (I'm fairly new to this stuff and all ) But anyways, I'd like to know how I can install Slackware and delete Mandrake, or have Slackware and Mandrake side-by-side. If possible, I would also like to know how to clear the MBR so it just boots up into Windows (Sorry if thats a bad word around here..) and then reformat my second hard drive and install Slackware that way. Thank guys...
Old 08-18-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
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you need to change the boot order in your BIOS. on Slackware installation, if you partition your drive properly, mandy and slack can run side-by-side. which i recommend, especially for us newbs

on boot, hit either F1, DEL, or whatever key gets you into your bios, from there change the boot order to boot from a CD before a hard drive. It's very easy to figure out...

reboot with the CD in and you're good to go
Old 08-18-2003, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll try it after I post this.. But anyways, I have 3 partitions, one for Mandrake and Slackware and a swap... I don't need two swap partitions, correct?
Old 08-18-2003, 08:01 PM   #4
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Correct - you dont need 2 swap partitions

2 Root and one swap is fine


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