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Old 11-14-2003, 04:37 AM   #1
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??? I need help uninstalling RedHAT 8.0


Hey i know im a llama but i am in need of some help. I need to uninstall redhat from my comp. can anyone tell me how to uninstall it or how to reformat my hardrive?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 04:40 AM   #2
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ne thoughts or ideas would also be very helpful.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 04:46 AM   #3
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you can do it with partition magic running under windoze
then the usually with it: fdisk, format, etc the partiton(s) where is rh installed
 
Old 11-14-2003, 04:47 AM   #4
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no i dont have windows. Thats why i want to get rid of redhat.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 04:49 AM   #5
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i also dont know what a partition is.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 04:56 AM   #6
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But what do you want to do?
Erase (format) the entire disk?
Reinstall RH? Or another OS?
You can do it with the CD of the OS (linux, win)
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:00 AM   #7
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i just want to format the whole thing and put windows pro on it. if you could help with this i would be greatful
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:15 AM   #8
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Howzit

cat /var/log/messages > /dev/hda will wipe out your MBR/Partiontable.

Can use any file really but choose a farely large file the messages will do the trick


Windoze oops read my quote at the bottom and GOOD LUCK

chow
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:16 AM   #9
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You can install it directly from the win CD
Windows will ask you about the partitions, kinds of its (vfat,ntfs), etc.
Let me know if you find any trouble
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:18 AM   #10
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when i restart with the windows cd it wont boot.
umm do you know how to wip the hardrive?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:20 AM   #11
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would it matter if i have a copied cd of windows?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:21 AM   #12
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Is the setup of the machine set to boot from a CD?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:22 AM   #13
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yes the bios is set to boot from the cd at start up.
How do you format it?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:27 AM   #14
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In another time you boot from that CD?
Is it a good copy?
Can you boot from RH CD?

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Old 11-14-2003, 05:36 AM   #15
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How do you format the hardrive. I could care less about windows at the moment.
 
  


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