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Old 10-18-2002, 09:35 AM   #1
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Removing install files and branding


I don't see myself as a minimalist but it seems stupid after you have setup a distro to leave setup information on your harddrive. How does one remove unwanted setup files. I notice the branding of the distro during logon and in the info section. Are these just text files to be edited?

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Old 10-18-2002, 01:29 PM   #2
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What distro? What files? Remove files with "rm <filename>" if you are 8dead sure* they're not being used.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 05:19 PM   #3
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Right now I'm playing with Mandrake 9.0 and there was a setup program that created Mandrake on the harddrive. I assume that there are files left behind and my question is, how does one locate those files that are no longer needed? Again, I'm not one to squeeze a fullblown os onto a floppy but I'm overwhelmed with the number of files and directories and wanted to eliminate some of the flotsom.

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Old 10-18-2002, 06:20 PM   #4
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What is the name of the setup file? And please give the full path. -mk
 
Old 10-18-2002, 10:49 PM   #5
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I think you're missing the point. I don't know of a file or a path but would like to locate any artifacts left during the installation. If I knew the path and filename, I could just remove it.

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