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i now have mandrake and xp.. but i want to shift to fedora as many of the information that i get are reg. fedora... can i install fedora without erasing ...
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    install with out format


    i now have mandrake and xp.. but i want to shift to fedora as many of the information that i get are reg. fedora... can i install fedora without erasing the drive in which i hav mandrake.. i have too many valuable data in that

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    You can install Fedora Core 5 (if that is the one you want) on top of Mandrake. Just pay close attention during the installation process as of where you want to install it.

    Mandriva (do you have the latest ? version 2006) has a great community as well, and much information avalaible :
    http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Mandriva

    If you are beginning, perhaps Fedora is not the one for you. Still, here is a good guide on Fedora Core 5 :
    http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...ion_notes.html
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    wont the data get erased.... i am using linux for some time now and quite experienced in that.. but is it any way tactical to prevent formatting? i want to install fedora core 5 and i presently use mandriva 2006?

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    If you have a separate /home partition, then you can just format your / partition and use the same home partition.
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