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Old 08-20-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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Form Suse to mandrake install help


i want to move from suse 9.1 to mandrake 10.

1)Will the mandrake installer automaticly recognise suse partitions and write over them?
And if not how do i overwrite the suse partition without the use of a 3rd party program.

2) Can i set the defalt operating system at boot to be xp, so after (for example) 6 seconds or the lilo menu xp will automaticly boot and only if i select it from the menu Mandrake Boot.

Thanks.
Daniel Cooper

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Old 08-20-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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Cant help you with your first question but in one of the menus in mandrakes cofigure tool you can choose a default operating system and specify the time to wait before it loads.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 10:37 AM   #3
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Re: Form Suse to mandrake install help

I would say yes, especially if you leave the X's in the format boxes.

X- hda1
X-hda2

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i want to move from suse 9.1 to mandrake 10.

1)Will the mandrake installer automaticly recognise suse partitions and write over them?
And if not how do i overwrite the suse partition without the use of a 3rd party program.

2) Can i set the defalt operating system at boot to be xp, so after (for example) 6 seconds or the lilo menu xp will automaticly boot and only if i select it from the menu Mandrake Boot.

Thanks.
Daniel Cooper
 
Old 08-20-2004, 12:36 PM   #4
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thanks for your help.

now to download the iso's...... should take a few days
 
Old 08-20-2004, 12:53 PM   #5
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If you use the custom partitioning during install (as everyone should), the most straightforward approach would be to set it up to use the SuSE partition as Mandrake's system partition, swap for swap - and it will overwrite automatically. As for the default booting system, it can either be set by editing the file lilo.conf or from the Mandrake Control Center.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 03:00 PM   #6
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I would also choose custom mode when you reach the partitioning stage. Then delete all the suse partitions (including the swap) until all you have is empty usable space (and your XP partition). [You delete by clicking on the partition you wish to delete then choosing delete from the menu on the left.]

Then choose auto-allocate and Mandrake will do the rest in seconds. Then your partitioning is guaranteed to suit Mandrake. After it auto-allocates you get to see what its proposed allocation looks like before you choose "write to disk".

Good luck.
 
  


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