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ok...well i guess i have to reinstall if it wont work...havent done much anyway...just learning (installed if for like a week ago) and everything i have done i know now so...and i bet i got loads of shit installed to =P
Maybe You don't wanna get to the point where linux just frustrates you, but you do wanna learn. If you find you are reaching that point, and a re-install would be next to nothing for you, then yeah, it's probably a good idea.
But by not re-installing you'll learn how to overcome obstacles like that, the *normal* way.
So, don't put a bad taste in your mount for linux, but at the same time, don't make a habit of reinstalling everytime something doesn't go right
It's all user preference though really. I love tackling problems head on, at least in linux.
Originally posted by v00d00101 I wouldnt worry about the reinstall, it probably wont be your last one.
Yeah, but that's exactly my point. Why shouldn't it be?
If you can learn how to work things out, then all you need is 1 install. After that, you can work through problems (after you learn of course) and get things working exactly how YOU would like them to, not how your distro dictates them to you. But like I mentioned, if learning how to get GCC installed is the "last straw" and a reinstall would cure many other problems, then it may very well be a great/pliable alternative.
Originally posted by Greggen erhum..btw...how (if thats what im goning to do) do you uninstall linux? =)
You don't really "uninstall" Operating Systems. You can format over the top of them though. The normal way of doing it seems to be just plop in your install CD and act like this is a fresh install, go ahead and format the partitions during the install when it prompts.
hehe...but anyway..now i have got a boot, the root (and the swap ofcourse)...and if i boot the cd it will reinstall everything there? (so there arnt any options left in the boot that aint really on the comp)