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Old 09-25-2003, 03:23 AM   #1
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Arrow Can Redhat 9 and mandrake 9.1 install on same harddisk


i was user of microsoft os, but now i am using linux Redhat 9 mostly and trying to complete shift to linux.
yesterday i tryed an other distro of linux that wad Mandrake 9.1, its look like very user friendly and more configuration gui tools then Redhat, and also took less installation time then redhat even i selected every thing to install.

is it better then Redhat 9 and steble , and all software i download for redhat will work on this distro, like mplayer, realplayer, samba, squid, etc.

or its good for just 2nd linux option aftre redhat.
can i install both linux distro on same system and same harddisk, which alredya mutiboot with xp, 2kserver, and redhat9

Old 09-25-2003, 10:27 AM   #2
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I have used Redhat 7-9 and I have used Mandrake but only for a little while. I really like of the guys I work with loves Mandrake and I was actually thinking of giving Mandrake a try again. I don't think there are huge differences between the systems...[ducks].....let me finish....for someone who is just trying them out. They are both great systems and if you know how to use one then you can use the other, so it is not like you have to learn a completely different system again if you want to switch. The thing about Redhat though, is that some people think that they are going to way of Windowz with licencing fees and so on.

As for stable, well they are both stable and they both have all the programs you need available for them. I think it is more just a matter of preference. Give them both a try and decide for yourself.

an i install both linux distro on same system and same harddisk, which alredya mutiboot with xp, 2kserver, and redhat9

If you partition your harddrive and give each system a partition then yes, but that seems like a lot of systems on one harddrive! I don't know how other people do it but I have a partition for my home directory and one for the system. This way if I want to upgrade the operating system or try Mandrake instead of Redhat I can just install it and keep my home directory....and not loose any of my files. Maybe try this so you can give both a try and decide for yourself, but you can still keep any files in your home directory you don't want to lose.

Old 09-25-2003, 11:08 AM   #3
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Yes - Ideally you'll nead some unpartitioned free space for Mandrake - you'll also have to make a judgement on whether to install a bootloader from within the Mandrake install or just configure your current one with a stanza for Mandrake - are you currently using GRUB?


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