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I am probably over thinking this a bit. I currently have a laptop set up to dual boot with Win XP and Mandriva, and everything seems to work OK with ...
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- 01-26-2006 #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
SImple question on changin install
- 01-26-2006 #2
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- May 2004
- arch linux
Yes, just install Fedora right over Mandriva using the same partitions. Fedora will give you the option to use them. Fedora uses GRUB, so that will overwrite your LILO setup, unless you tell it not to do so. If it were me, I'd go with GRUB.
- 01-26-2006 #3
What you'd have to do is launch from FC's installation media and tell it to format the Mandriva partition and install there. You don't have to create new partitions or anything.
You will however have to replace the bootloader with whatever FC uses, I think it is GRUB. Just tell it to install to the MBR of the hard drive and that is all there is to it. If you want to keep the present bootloader and install FC, you will have to create a new partition for Fedora, then edit the bootloader's config file in Mandriva to add Fedora to the list....
If you are scared, just take a backup of your system, then try the installation.Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.