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Old 08-29-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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Talking Migrating from Mandrake to Fedora


hi there to all the Linux Gurus,

THE SITUATION:
I have installed Mandrake 8.2 on my XP system, with dual boot. Boot magic prompts me to choose my os, which is set to xp by default.

Now i want myself indulge more into Linux, n so have downloaded the latest Fedora 5 Final, and burned it into a DVD.
The Big Question:
Can i directly migrate from Mandrake to Fedora, as both are basically Linux OS.
Or do i need to uninstall Mandrake and then install Fedora.

And plz do explain your solution at length and welcome one more newbie into your FEDORA FOLD.

Thanx a lot again to everyone out there for goin thrgh this.
cheers

Last edited by studio512; 08-29-2006 at 03:22 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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hi sri,

hope u got ur problem cleared. i am almost in a similar situation.
I have installed Mandrake 8.2 on my XP system, with dual boot. Boot magic prompts me to choose my os, which is set to xp by default.

Now i want myself indulge more into Linux, n so have downloaded the latest Fedora 5 Final, and burned it into a DVD.
Can i directly migrate from Mandrake to Fedora, as both are basically Linux OS.
Or do i need to uninstall Mandrake and then install Fedora.
plz do explain your solution at length

Thanx a lot again for goin thrgh this n waiting for ur inputs.
cheers

Last edited by studio512; 08-29-2006 at 02:56 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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You cannot transform a Mandrake system into a Fedora one. You can however install Fedora in place of Mandrake (the latter being wiped out by the former).

If you created a separate /home partition when you installed Mandrake, you should be able to keep this partition intact and reuse it upon installing Fedora; this is however not necessarily a good idea, as Mandrake 8.2 is really old, and the structure of a number of configuration files may have changed between then and the more current Fedora 5.

Were I you, I would simply backup (eg: to CD) my personnal data and /etc folder (for refering to it for net/graphics/web... config), and make a clean install without keeping anything.

Yves.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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studio512 if you want to get help, can you stop the unnecessary colouring of your posts so that they are readable. Thanks.

As for your problem, there is no need to remove Mandrake. Use the same partitions for the Fedora Core installation and the Mandrake stuff will be overwritten.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 02:58 PM   #5
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thnx Red mod,
for the info.

edited my post. will take care frm next time.
u c, i was a lil'eager. thts it.

cheers
 
Old 08-29-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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hi yeti,

thnx a lot for the info. will follow ur suggestion.

will my bootmagic cause any probs bcoz of this change in os.

all geared up, n waitin for ur take on this.
cheers
 
Old 08-30-2006, 05:28 AM   #7
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Grub

some ppl r tellin me to remove bootmagic n go for grub. wht do u all think.
is it ok to go with grub. wht if i am struck halfway. will i be able to boot to either windows or linux.

n wht is the way out if i want to remove grub later.

thnx in advance.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:20 AM   #8
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Sorry, I don't have experience in this area with either Windows or Bootmagic. At home, I only use Linux, and only have 1 distro per PC...

Yves.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:27 AM   #9
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I've merged this with posts made elsewhere.

Last edited by reddazz; 08-30-2006 at 08:32 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 05:19 AM   #10
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for ppl with similar probs,

atlast i've done it without much ado.

i removed bootmagic. then went with my fc5 installation, installed grub on my /boot, instead of the mbr. rebooted into windows, n using bootpart edited my boot.ini to include fc5, n voila, i have both of them running.
 
  


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