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Old 04-29-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Installing new distro


Right now i have ubuntu. But i wish to shift to mandriva. How can i uninstall ubuntu from my system?
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Almost all distros will offer you some choices over disk partitioning, during the install process. This will possibly offer to re-size the Ubuntu partition(s) and install into a new partition (if there's enough space), but you should also be able to choose to reformat the Ubuntu partitions and install into them, or delete and create new partitions.

If not, you could download a Gparted live disk and use this to wipe/delete the Ubunut partitions.
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If you want to replace Ubuntu ?all you have to do is install Mandriva over Ubuntu..Or are you talking about dual booting Ubuntu and Mandriva?
Old 04-29-2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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Just pretty much run the installation of mandriva and when it asks you which partition you wish to install it just choose the partition in which your ubuntu is in or if u want u could dual boot it by creating another partition and installing it there
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A quick note about Mandriva, I recommend using Gnome or KDE 3.5. My personal experience with the current version of Mandriva is that KDE 4.2 crashes a lot on my machine. It may just be my hardware, but my advice is to try to use KDE 3.5 or Gnome.

Good luck with Mandriva!

A great resource for newbies (like myself) :

Mandriva forums and wiki:

The MOTHERLOAD of Mandriva resources:

Hope these help you out with future concerns!
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Originally Posted by joeseph0404 View Post
My personal experience with the current version of Mandriva is that KDE 4.2 crashes a lot on my machine. It may just be my hardware, but my advice is to try to use KDE 3.5 or Gnome.
KDE 4.x isn't as stable yet as 3.5.x (by quite a long way), so it seems to be more likely that its a KDE problem rather than a hardware problem, per se.

One thing that I found (KDE 4.1.4/4.2 hybrid on SuSE) was that one or more of the screensavers crashed quite reliably (the one scrolling the kernel version and uptime, for example, always crashes, some others probably sometimes crash) so I've disabled the random choice of screensaver and made it always use the 'deco'screensaver and that has reduced the crashes for me by in excess of a factor of 10. Have no idea of whether this applies to other versions or why this happens, but it works for me.


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