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    I'd like to install Pclinuxos in place of ...


    Hello, I want to try PcLinuxOs installing it in place of my present distro Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce 32 bit. So, I have all the partitions I need already done, and, in order to install from the Live CD, I should only format my root partition, leaving as they are my home and swap ones. Is it correct or am I supposed to follow a different procedure? Best Regards

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    The way you said is just fine. The installer will need to know which partition you want for root, and it should see the swap partition.
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    Hello, Thanks a lot for your reply. I'd like to know, also, if it is available the proprietary driver for my old Nvidia Geforce Fx 5200 Graphics Card.
    Linux, in my PC (Intel Pentium D 2.80 GHz, 2.00 GB Dual Channel DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Geforce Fx 5200 Graphics Card, 500 GB Seagate HD for Linux, and 80 GB Samsung HD for Windows) is in dual boot with Windows XP Professional 32 bit

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    During the install you should get an option to install proprietary drivers. If not, it will load the nouveau driver for nvidia and you can install a new driver after install.
    Nvidia Proprietary Graphic Drivers - PCLinuxOShelp Knowledge Base
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alb1 View Post
    leaving as they are my home
    just a word of warning, this will work but your desktop willmost probably be messed up. i do not recommend it. in the end your better off copying the files youneed over by hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alb1 View Post
    I'd like to know, also, if it is available the proprietary driver for my old Nvidia Geforce Fx 5200 Graphics Card.
    according to this list you can use the nvidia 173.14.xx series.
    that's, like, ancient.
    you should check beforehand whether pclinuxos supports it.
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    Thank you all for the replies, but maybe I cannot install PclinuxOS, as I had a look at Distrowatch and it seems that 32 bits architectures are not supported but only the 64 ones. I hope to be mistaken. Do you know if it is true?

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    I didn't see an announcement about it. But, when I look at what they have to download, it is only 64-bit.
    They have older iso's as well, that are 32-bit, but, I am not sure if they are supported.
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    it seems you're right.
    but some community releases are still 32bit:
    Index of /communityiso
    well, at least MATE:
    Index of /communityiso/MATE
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    Thanks a lot to you all

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