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Old 03-10-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
chicoharv
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Delete SUSE10, start over


I need to start over. My computer was partitioned by my SUSE10 5 CD install. I have messed it up so bad I think I need to start all over. I have Windows XP PRO and safe mode suse10 on the partitioned drive. How can I safely remove the suse10 and safe mode ,keep the XP and start all over? Will the partitions stay after the delete?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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the easiest way is to boot with the suse disc and choose 'new install' it won't overwrite the xp partition but will reformat the suse installed partitions.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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I have messed it up so bad I think I need to start all over...... How can I safely remove the suse10 and safe mode ,keep the XP and start all over? Will the partitions stay after the delete?
As far as starting over - Some folks think along the lines that you can just fix linux without reinstalling. I tend to agree - BUT when I was learning linux, I 'started over' a few times - its a learning process, so don't let someone bust your b@lls about starting over.

I don't understand what you mean by 'remove Suse and safe mode' - "safe mode"????
(if that doesn't NEED to be clarified, don't worry about it - Suse's safe mode?)

When you reinstall Suse, if you like your current partitioning scheme, you don't have to change it, you can just format the existing linux partition(s) ('/' and swap) and reinstall Suse on these existing partitions without deleting or changing the partitions - this will let you keep your XP. Just make sure you have the proper flags on the partitions (like 'bootable', and 'swap') - then if all goes well, when the reinstall reinstalls grub, your boot manager will be back, and you will be back in businness.

Hope that makes scense.
good luck.
-tw
 
Old 03-11-2006, 12:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I simply booted from the cd's and got back to square one. now all I have to do is get my printer working on a home window network computer and figure out how to download thunderbird and install it and other downloads. Any more help would be appreciated.
 
  


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