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Old 07-23-2003, 05:38 AM   #1
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Question Will Mandrake9.1 overwrite RH9 installation?

Hi All,

If I use Disk Drak on the Mandrake9.1 installer, will it overwrite a Redhat9 installation?
Unfortunately I cannot seem to create a new Linux partition with Partition Magic7 (tells me that 'disk is not formatted')
So I was hoping that Mandrake could set up a partition without interfering with RH9....can anyone help?

Old 07-23-2003, 08:12 AM   #2
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Hi aviceda

You can tell Mandrake to:

Delete all existing partitions

Mnadrake can also:

Keep all existing partitions and use free space

Mandrakes own installer can create partitions too.

re-post of there are any problems

Last edited by Skyline; 07-23-2003 at 08:13 AM.
Old 07-23-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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I suggest you do a backup of anything important before trying out anything. Or you may have already done it?


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