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Old 12-29-2004, 06:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy SUSE and Mandrake to one PC


can somebody give to me guidance on how I can install SUSE to my PC, which has Mandrake in it already?

I have following partitions:

$ df
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
5,8G 409M 5,1G 8% /
59G 59G 95M 100% /home
20G 991M 18G 6% /mnt/windows
26G 4,6G 20G 19% /usr

(Home will be cleaned soon

I want to install SUSE to /mnt/windows (it is not really a Windows partition, I usually has it unmounted).

Can anyone give guidance, SUSE Yast proposes that it would replace Mandrake, but that I cannot do (due l10s).

br. Kari
Old 12-29-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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How is /mnt/windows formatted? It just might not like the NTFS if that's it.
Old 12-29-2004, 11:29 AM   #3
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I did not mention, but I have formatted all to ext3 (if I remember correctly). The partition, where I am going to install SUSE is currently mounted as /mnt/windows, but I will change it to what ever it takes to make dual Linux boot work. Intention is to get Mandrake and SUSE into use :-)

But, any advice? I know there are plenty of help, but I have not seen any simple step by step yet.

br. Kari


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