Bill Jonas on Tue, 16 Oct 2001 10:11:23 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Switching from RH to Debian...

On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 10:15:18AM -0400, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
> I'm finally going to replace my RH machine with Debian - yeah!  Can I 
> just boot from the Debian CD and install as normal, or do I need to 
> somehow wipe RH?  I don't really care about the data on this machine, 
> though saving things is always a benefit.

You can just tell the Debian installer to make filesystems on your old
partitions and that'll be that.

If you have /home as a separate partition, you could just tell the
installer to mount it without making a filesystem on it first.  Might be
a good idea to put a copy of /etc in your home directory, too.

But no, you don't have to do anything special.  You'll just have a step
or two fewer to do.

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