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dmode
29th March 2006, 06:41 AM
The big picture: Installed WinXP, then classic installation (defaults) FC4 with Grub doing the dual booting.

I am doing (finally, just got ADSL) a yum update... the prob is that yum has downloaded all rpms (650 something) and now tells me that there's not enough space on hard disk for installation.

(1) HOW TO WIPE MY XP PARTITION SO THAT I CAN USE IT WITH FC4 AND COMPLETE MY INSTALLATIONS.
(2) I am not sure whether I will be able to reboot my box if I format the partition with XP. Will it erase the boot loader or something?
(3) If I move all the downloaded rpms (/var/cache/yum/updates/packages/) to the new partition, how to tell yum that the files are on the other partition?

Thanks. I just want to be 100% sure before wiping my XP Partition.

daverj
29th March 2006, 07:53 AM
First, from the yum manpage:
localinstall is used to install a set of local rpm files:
yum localinstall file1 file2 file3 .....

second, are you sure you need to wipe the entire xp partition? Would just shrinking it be a better option?