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Old 04-22-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
woob
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Question remove windows from hd dualbooted w/ Simply Mepis


I have dualbooted Simply Mepis w/ winxp.I want to remove winxp so that I can add more Linux distros. I am running a 1200 meg athlon cpu, 512 megs of ddr ram and 30 gig hd. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am leaving windoze for good. I have dualbooted all 5 puters in my home and am going to remove windoze from all of them. Thanks, Woob
 
Old 04-23-2005, 02:28 AM   #2
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Remove the Windows stanza from grub or lilo (don't forget to run /sbin/lilo after if using lilo as your bootloader).

Erase your Windows partition (assuming /dev/hda1).

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda1 bs=512.

Format the ex Windows partition(s) with the chosen filesystems:
mke2fs /dev/hdXX formats an ext2 filesystem
mke2fs -j /dev/hdXX -> formats an ext3 filesystem
mkswap /dev/hdXX -> formats a swap filesystem
mkreiserfs /dev/hdXX -> formats a reiserfs filesystem
mkfs.xfs /dev/hdXX -> formats an xfs filesystem
 
Old 04-23-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Fancy I will give that a try
 
  


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