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Old 07-09-2003, 03:07 AM   #46
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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
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:10 AM   #47
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MasterC: sounds tough for a newbie =) might be better to just reinstall maybe?..hehe
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:18 AM   #48
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I wouldnt worry about the reinstall, it probably wont be your last one.

Basically you need all the development stuff installed, except gnome and kde.

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:19 AM   #49
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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.



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Old 07-09-2003, 03:22 AM   #50
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Quote:
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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.

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:23 AM   #51
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MasterC: Yes I DO want to learn but I guess its better to start easy...i have only got it for a week so
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:25 AM   #52
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erhum..btw...how (if thats what im goning to do) do you uninstall linux? =)
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:26 AM   #53
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Don't get me wrong, I probably re-installed Mandrake a good 50 times, literally, before I got the idea.

There is nothing wrong with a reinstall, if nothing else, you'll find better/easier ways to shave off install times

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:27 AM   #54
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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.

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:28 AM   #55
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I had a few probs that required a reinstall including a box that got rooted several times, apart from that i no longer reinstall for every problem.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:32 AM   #56
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so....i should just boot the rh9 cd1 and it will format all linux partitions?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:34 AM   #57
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It will prompt you during the install, or rather *should* prompt you

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:37 AM   #58
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ok, or i might just well go in in win98 and use partition magic and delete the linux partitions? =P
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:40 AM   #59
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Either way, but that's almost overkill. Unless of course you are joking and you mean to not create them back

In which case my hostage negotiation skills would kick in:
"Put the keyboard down, no one will get hurt if you just put the keyboard down Greggen".

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:45 AM   #60
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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)
 
  


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