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    How to replace centos?

    Hi all,

    I have a dual boot machine WinXP/Centos5. I choose the operating system with grub at boot. I want to replace Centos with Ubuntu. What is the best way to do this?

    thanks in advance
    Last edited by hodja; June 16th, 2013 at 12:59 PM.

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    Re: How to replace centos?

    Install Ubuntu into the partition currently occupied by CentOS, or repartition the hard drive and create a separate Ubuntu partition, so you can choose between them.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: How to replace centos?

    If I do a direct install to centos partition will I loose current grub? This is what I am concerned about. Loosing grub and not being able to boot. How to avoid this?

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    Re: How to replace centos?

    Ubuntu will upgrade grub during the installation.
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    Re: How to replace centos?

    backup your docs and settings first though better safe than sorry!

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    Re: How to replace centos?

    If /home resides inside the CentOS partition, then it will be blown away by a new installation. So, yes, a backup is vital.

    If you think you might shop distributions in the future, you would be well advised to create a separate partition for /home. Then you can change the OS but not lose your files.
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    Re: How to replace centos?

    Thanks for all the assistance. It worked perfectly.

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