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I'm dual-booting SUSE and Windows XP. I've got Debian on another computer (Which is half as fast as the dual-booting PC) and it runs much more smoothly than both SUSE ...
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    Installing one distro over another


    I'm dual-booting SUSE and Windows XP. I've got Debian on another computer (Which is half as fast as the dual-booting PC) and it runs much more smoothly than both SUSE and XP. Is it possible to format the SUSE partition and install Ubuntu over it, leave the Windows partition with all it's files intact and configure my bootloader (GRUB) to dual-boot to Ubuntu and XP?

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    Hi n2120,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    two ways:
    * Start Debian installation and Select SuSe partitions in Partition Section.
    * boot up Windows and execute 'diskmgmt.msc' at Dos Command Prompt. Disk Management Tool window will pop up. delete all 'Unknown' partitions.
    Windows will not boot after that. install Debian in free space created after deleting SuSe partitons.
    Debian Installer will re-install GRUB and setup dual boot again.
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    Done. Thanks.

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