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Old 04-23-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2005
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Distribution: Linux Suse 10.0
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Overwriting a linux distro

I have two hard disks:

(D0) on which Windows XP Pro and Xandros are installed and
(D1) on which I deleted Suse Linux 9.3 Pro partitions

Is there any way of overwriting Xandros with Suse Linux 10.0 on the master drive, and installing Xandros on the slave drive?

Although Xandros provides the option of uninstalling the program using the installation CD disk, its lilo boot manager remains on the master drive blocking me from being able to install Suse Linux 10.0.

What I would like to do is

having Windows XP Pro and Suse Linux 10.0 on HD (D0) and
having Xandros installed on HD (D1)

How can this be done?
Old 04-23-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
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If you want a completely new Xandros install, and the SUSE install in small enough, you can just do (from a livecd would be best):
rm -r /mnt/d0xandros/*
cp -Ra /mnt/d1suse/* /mnt/d0xandros/
which will wipe the xandros partition and then put the SUSE files in its space. Then you can do a new xandros install onto D1.

If you want to preserve the xandros data, you'll probably need a backup drive or something.


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