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Old 03-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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uninstalling redhat


i have a duel boot set up with xp and redhat. i wanna uninstall redhat so i can turn the partitions redhat is on into an extended partition for xp so i can check for volume errors and let it fix them, then install redhat again but i can't get it to boot xp without having redhat installed on the drive. i've tried creating an xp boot disk to boot xp after i'd uninstalled linux but it wouldn't work so i had to install redhat again.

i don't have the xp cd and can't use my xp restore cd to do it. any ways i can check for volume errors using a program on redhat? or maybe a program i can use that'll work of a floppy?

edit:i've found a post on here telling someone to place redhat cd1 in the disk drive and use linux rescue to replace the old boot loader, so i guess i need to do that... just don't know how. i don't know the linux commands.

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Old 03-21-2004, 12:01 PM   #2
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When you boot from Disc 1 of your Linux CD, instead of just hitting enter or typing linux type
linux rescue
There should be menus for it, but that should take care of it for you.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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sorry i didn't explain myself properly when i edited the post. i can get to the linux rescue thing which mounts redhat and then takes me to a shell but from there i'm lost. i need to know the command to type that will restore the old bootloader.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:03 PM   #4
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it's ok now. i ended up installing redhat on the partition that xp was on. it seems ok even though it said they were bad blocks on one of the partitions (like it did last time i installed redhat) but there's no errors on start up this time so i guess it's ok.

thanks for the promt reply before.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 05:31 AM   #5
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so how do i uninstall redhat? i want it and its bootloader completely gone from my system? im running dual boot xp/redhat too.

im running of hd space on my laptop so i want to uninstall redhat.

so how do i uninstall redhat? thanks
 
Old 03-27-2004, 10:01 AM   #6
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do you have the xp cd? if you do you can use that to remove the bootloader. i think you just place the cd in your laptop on start up and type "fixmbr". then just delete the linux partitions from computer management.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:34 PM   #7
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yup. i got the xp cd.
 
  


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