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  1. #1
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    Suse 9.1 replacing Mandrake 9.1?

    I have a dual boot system with WinXP and Mandrake 9.1 installed.
    I'm planning to get Suse 9.1 instead of Mandrake. What is the easyest way of doing this?
    Can I simply replace Mandrake by installing Suse to the linux partitions or do I have to remove Mandrake first and then install Suse?

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    the best idea would be to backup your existing data and reformat the partition, i think writing over mandrake with suse would cause a lot of problems with the applications that you currently have installed

  3. #3
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    Täby, Sweden
    I haven't tried to install SuSE anytime, but the installer programs almost always allow you to format the partitions on which to install. If it's the case that SuSE's installer also supports that, then there isn't a problem. Just reformat the Mandrake partitions from the installation program and you should be fine.

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    You do get the option in the install process to re-do the partition scheme. Make sure that you have your information backed up that you need and go from there.


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