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Damon-Jager 01-07-2010 02:36 PM

Uninstall LINUX OS
 
I want to uninstall my openSuSE 11.2 from my desktop PC. I am currently running openSuSE on one of my other laptops, openSolaris on the other laptop, and I am going to run ubuntu on my desktop PC. I want to learn how to uninstall the openSuSE 11.2 without running a liveCD from another LINUX distro to do so. So my question is "How can someone uninstall openSuSE from within openSuSE itself ?"

The other reason is that my Windows XP on that HDD has had a massive failure and I want to wipe my hardrive completely clean and start anew!

kbp 01-07-2010 03:08 PM

You don't uninstall any OS, you simply remove or format the partition. This is generally not done from within the OS so a bootable cd/dvd would be required

cheers

TB0ne 01-07-2010 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Damon-Jager (Post 3817934)
I want to uninstall my openSuSE 11.2 from my desktop PC. I am currently running openSuSE on one of my other laptops, openSolaris on the other laptop, and I am going to run ubuntu on my desktop PC. I want to learn how to uninstall the openSuSE 11.2 without running a liveCD from another LINUX distro to do so. So my question is "How can someone uninstall openSuSE from within openSuSE itself ?"

The other reason is that my Windows XP on that HDD has had a massive failure and I want to wipe my hardrive completely clean and start anew!

You don't uninstall ANY OS from within itself. That's like trying to remove the engine from your car, while you're driving. You can only take off so many parts, before it stops.

Get a new CD/DVD of whatever OS you want to load, put it in your drive, and boot from it. Whatever installer you're using will prompt you to layout your hard drive, and/or format it. Choose "format", and it'll wipe it out, and be good as new.

Damon-Jager 01-07-2010 03:19 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks kbp and TBOne! This is very helpful and informative.

Can you point me in the right direction as how to obtain or build a disc to wipe my hardrive clean or to reformat it. Regardless, my MS Windows is tainted and I need to "wipe" the hard drive clean.

onebuck 01-07-2010 03:50 PM

Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You can look at 'The LiveCD List'.

:hattip:
The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

Damon-Jager 01-07-2010 04:29 PM

Wow!
 
Thank you Onebuck! Just to let you know the ultimate boot cd (UBCD) is exactly what I needed and I recommend it for everyone. It contains a lot of tools for all computer builders. Once again thanks for the direction and insight. Awesome!

arashi256 01-07-2010 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Damon-Jager (Post 3818091)
Thank you Onebuck! Just to let you know the ultimate boot cd (UBCD) is exactly what I needed and I recommend it for everyone. It contains a lot of tools for all computer builders. Once again thanks for the direction and insight. Awesome!

Don't forget to "thank" onebuck so he can add to his tally ;)

keithblahblahblah 01-07-2010 05:38 PM

DBAN
 
Not sure if this will help but I used DBAN to wipe my harddrive and start over. I think its freeware, Im not sure cause my computer geek roommate gave me the disc. If you type in autonuke upon setup it is completely idiot-proof but it takes about 6 hours, I did mine before I went to bed and when I woke up it was completely done. PEACE

onebuck 01-07-2010 05:44 PM

Hi,

Why DBAN? That paranoid?

You could formatted a new filesystem after a random write to the device. This is GNU/Linux not M$hit.

Nuking the device will only enrich the power company and the drive manufactures. :)


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