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Old 03-23-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
Catheryn Smoll
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Lightbulb Install SUSE Linux over Red Hat Linux


I need to install SUSE Linux but Red Hat Linux is already installed on the server. Do I have to uninstall Red Hat Linux first or can I install SUSE Linux right over Red Hat? Thank you in advance
 
Old 03-23-2006, 06:42 PM   #2
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delete the partition(s) that red hat are currently installed on, or format all those partitions with a live CD or some other method.

then you can install suse on the main partition.

which partitions do you currently have? if you have something like a /home partition you could keep that so no user data is erased.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 09:52 AM   #3
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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Hi, Nadroj. Thank you for the help getting started. I am installing 32-bit software on a 64-bit computer - I hope that will not be a problem. I am using the Linux Format Special magazine to install Linux which includes the CDs. I have completed the installation up to installation plan screen and accepted the default installation. I think that SUSE installed the default software o.k. and automatically reboot after it finished with the first disc. However; when the system finished rebooting, it did not ask me to change CDs and enter disc 2 so that SUSE can continue the installation. The system will not recognize disc 2 but I can start with disc 1 again if that is the best way to proceed. Please advise. Thank you.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 08:02 PM   #5
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what happens when you boot with no CD in the drive? is it infact already completely installed? what distribution are you trying to install, and what version of it? is it a DVD you are using, and you accidently typed CD? if so then it probably is all installed.

but.. again.. what happens when you boot with no cd (ie what error messages are displayed if any)?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 08:33 PM   #6
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Nadroj, you are a genius! SUSE Linux version 10.0. When I boot with no CD, I get exactly what I wanted - it asked me to insert CD #2. I am able to continue the installation now - thanks to you
 
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far from it! but glad i could help.
i was just trying to troubleshoot and it worked.

good luck with the rest
 
  


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