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Old 12-22-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.2 and Windows ISO


My friends computer wont let him put on Windows XP to erase SuSE 9.2 and then partition. Windows 98 wont even work but that was a recovery disk.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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Just use dos fdisk to delete the suse's partition.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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What do you mean? And how do I do it?
 
Old 12-22-2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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You can use another partition tool. Try http://www.terabyteunlimited.com for bootitng.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 11:01 AM   #5
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i am not trying to partition it i am just trying to delete it and then partition.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:22 PM   #6
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I assume that u r trying to delete SUSE. To remove suse from your computer, just delete suse's partition. Use any partition software to delete that partition and reformat it(just that partition).
 
Old 12-23-2004, 09:00 PM   #7
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i am not trying to partition it i am just trying to delete it and then partition.
You can use partitioning tools to delete suse's partition.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:40 AM   #8
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Windoze can't see a Linux partition, other than to know it's there... which is kinda a good thing.

Hence you can't use the typical Windoze install to re-partition the disk. You must use a partitioning tool like fdisk (an M$ tool), or Partition Commander or whatever...
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:44 AM   #9
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Windoze can't see a Linux partition, other than to know it's there... which is kinda a good thing.

Hence you can't use the typical Windoze install to re-partition the disk. You must use a partitioning tool like fdisk (an M$ tool), or Partition Commander or whatever...
really? i remember being able to get rid of suse 9.1 partition with windoze xp installation...
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:49 AM   #10
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really? i remember being able to get rid of suse 9.1 partition with windoze xp installation...
Was it a full version of XPee or a OEM copy???
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:49 AM   #11
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can't seem to remember, it's been a while since i wanted to put windows on my computer hehe
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:56 AM   #12
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Just boot with winxp CD and then in the partition option it will definetly show all the partiotions , delete the linux partion and try to install the winxp

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Old 12-24-2004, 01:14 AM   #13
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I think the problem was that his version of the Windoze software couldn't do that...

I'm guessing it was an OEM copy that didn't have that capability. My experience with XPee is limited to re-installing it on my neighbor's machine,... so that I could make her happy, and get here used to OpenOffice and Firefox. Now I have her using OpenOffice and Firefox on SuSE...
 
  


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