Installing Debian over existing Slackware--pointers?
Let me first say that I have the requisite rescue and base floppies at
home on my hardrive running Slackware---I placed them in a subdirector
--- I don't want to repartition my hardrive for obvious reason---I have files
I want preserve
--- My possible approach: use the boot/root floppies from slackware and remove
as many unnecessary files as possible, then
use the rescue floppy from Debian to being installation of the
base distribution. Can I do this from the hardrive, or should I put the
base images on floppies as per the instructions in install.txt under
disks-i386 or is it just enough to use the rescue floppy, boot it, and
then indicate the location of the files to be installed on the hardrive.
I have a feeling it would be easier to use the floppy approach.
--- how do I get rid of the existing /dev directory under slackware
prior to reinstalling the new version under Debian, afterall when
using a boot/root floppy one generally mounts the /dev/hda under
/mnt and so erasing /dev would be prevent umounting it?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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