[oclug] A stupid question from a newbie
Brenda J. Butler
bjb at istop.com
Mon Nov 17 08:28:02 EST 2003
On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 11:13:35PM -0500, Warren A. Layton wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 10:06:44PM -0500, yaki wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "MaxxTek" <maxxtek at sympatico.ca>
> > > This might seem to be a stupid question but can a user install say a
> > > Mandrake distro over a RedHat distro in a dual boot situation? I have
> > been
> > > having a hell of a time configuring my wireless card and found out that
> > > Mandrake will autofind the thing.
> > If you mean "can they share the same partition?" then the answer in No. Of
> > course, they can be installed on separate partitions.
> What I used to do when I dual booted two different Linux distributions
> was to have a separate /home partition that would be used by both.
Or if you meant: "I have a dual boot Windows/RedHat machine and I
want to replace RedHat with Mandrake" then the answer is yes,
it's easy. If you have any data in the RedHat system that you want
to keep, be sure to back it up first and load it back after Mandrake
has been installed.
And your question is a good one. It's always good to figure
out the implications and reflect before doing something drastic
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