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Old 02-18-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
Dogit
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Smile Kill XP & keep Linux


Hey,To all

I have a Laptop, that i installed Suse on but it
also has WinXP that i would love to kill so i am
asking can i reformat the hard drive remove

all & then just install Suse because each time
i have installed linux i would install WinXP
thinking that i would need it for booting

but a friend of mine said no just format
& then just boot with Suse & it will do all
the work for me is this true please tell me
it is so i my get going on that

Thank you
 
Old 02-18-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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You don't need XP, just insert the SuSe CD and it will boot from it much like how you install XP from the XP CD after a format.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 07:51 PM   #3
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not sure if suse will do "all" the work - but if your question is whether Linux distros include bootloaders, and can boot without windows, the answer is yes on both. windows has never been loaded on my current drive, and Slackware boots perfectly well with Lilo

and why do you want to reinstall suse?
 
Old 02-18-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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There are lots of reasons to reinstall. Recently, I got so P-Oed at FC that I changed / to CHMOD 774, and all chaos ensued because the system itself couldnt write to and failed to boot properly.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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Hey,Guy's

Yes thank you on my way to kill XP big time yes

have a great weekend

Thank you
 
Old 02-18-2005, 10:27 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ravo
There are lots of reasons to reinstall. Recently, I got so P-Oed at FC that I changed / to CHMOD 774, and all chaos ensued because the system itself couldnt write to and failed to boot properly.
Ya, I did that once too....it was an absolute abomination. Talk about bringing linux to its knees in seconds.....
 
Old 02-19-2005, 04:51 PM   #7
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Hi,Guy's

Well thanks to you all who helped me

i am now XP free & having fun with Suse

Great weekend all
 
Old 02-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #8
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usually when dualbooting a microsoft product with linux you install the linux distro last to use it's bootloader (grub or lilo)
You could have done it with out formatting suse, but what's done is done.

It should be a relief to be free from the dark side

Good luck with your new OS.
 
  


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