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Old 09-01-2003, 04:13 AM   #1
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How do I uninstall redhat linux?


HI,
I have a laptop that was kinda handed down to me. It's a P120 machine and running on Redhat 7.2. The KDE enviroment is "killing" it ... I was thinking of uninstalling the current version and installing 7.1 on it with a less taxing WM on it. The thing is that it can only boot from floppy or HDD. Is there any way to boot from floppy and format the drive? Thanx in advance!
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:16 AM   #2
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On the CD, there is an images folder with a bootable installation floppy image. You can put that on a floppy by using "rawrite" if you doing that from Windows/DOS or "dd" if doing the same from Linux. Boot from that floppy and you can over-write RH7.2 with RH7.1

However, if KDE is your only concern, you can install any light-weight window manager ( blackbox/fluxbox, windowmaker, ... ) and use that instead.

... and Welcome to LQ !!

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Old 09-01-2003, 10:26 AM   #3
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yeah I guess that KDE is the main problem now ... I will try it soon I hope. thanx a lot!
 
Old 09-01-2003, 10:59 AM   #4
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hmmm ... I was just wondering what's the difference between the rawrite and linux boot disk. what does the boot disk do actually? rawrite can actually provide the function to boot already right?
 
Old 09-02-2003, 12:25 AM   #5
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A boot disk will allow you to boot your linux partition (after you create and setup one), which can be used if you don't want to install a boot loader (like lilo or grub), or you can even use it as a rescue disk in case you broke something while you were playing with some settings.

rawrite takes an "image" of a floppy (in this case) and make your floppy identical to the original floppy that this image was taken from. This image can be an image of a boot disk, an installation disk, or anything else.

Just like when you download an ISO CD image and then burn it, it can be a Linux Distro, a game, a movie, ...
 
Old 09-03-2003, 06:14 AM   #6
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ok i c ... thanx! that's much clearer now.
 
  


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