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    Default Install with existing Fedora 8?


    I have a ThinkPad T61p on which I installed Fedora 8. That has major usability issues for me (tcsh does not work correctly), and I would like to install OpenSUSE 11 in parallel to see if it works better. The disk is set up under LVM, with /, /boot, and /home partitions, and I'd like to keep the existing /home (of course), and make new / and /boot for SUSE. However, the automated install seems (as best I can interpret its screen) intent on removing all the existing partitions and starting from scratch. How do I get around this?

    Also, when I go a little further into the install, I find that it's asking me for a "desktop" selection. I don't use a desktop: I use the fvwm2 window manager. I loathe both gnome and KDE, and don't know what XCFE is. How do I get the SUSE installer to do something reasonable here?


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    Default Re: Install with existing Fedora 8?

    Choose the Expert mode in the partitioner.

    You may need to adjust the uid of your account so that you own your files in /home. Hopefully FC8 is using the new convention of starting uids at 1000.

    When it asks what desktop you want choose other and then you get to pick your WM.

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