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...Install a new distro of Linux(I.E., slack or debian) right now, without ruining all of the programs I installed with Mandrake?(I.E., would i have to reinstall everything, or not?)...
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    Could I...


    ...Install a new distro of Linux(I.E., slack or debian) right now, without ruining all of the programs I installed with Mandrake?(I.E., would i have to reinstall everything, or not?)

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    Just create a new partition and install on that one.

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    Well I would, but all of my partitions are filled up, and also, I'm looking to get rid of Mandrake.

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    Any reasons why you are getting rid of Mandrake? I've never used it so I don't know much about it but Debian is fantastic.
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    I just want a distro with less hand-holding than Mandrake.

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    Well, I guess that it could be possible to install something over mandrake, but I wouldn't bet that it would be the most stable solution. Therefore, even though it probably could be possible not to reinstall everything, I would recommend against it, unless you want to work very hard on it.

    Btw., could I recommend gentoo instead of slack or debian? Or, if you want the least hand-holding possible, how about LFS?

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    I had Gentoo once before, and while it's not a bad system(It was fairly simple really to install it), this isn't just my computer, so I can't do something like "emerge kde" without someone getting mad at me for tying up the computer.

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    Hmm? Why is that? After all, just run in it the background and all should be happy, right? Or are the others using another OS?

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    They're using Windows(gag)

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    Oh...

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