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Old 07-22-2005, 07:55 AM   #1
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uninstalling RHL9


I have both windows XP and Rhl9 in my PC. Recently I downloaded FC3 and tried to upgrade my RHL9. But I'm having problems in both upgrading and re-instaling. So now I want to completely remove my RHL9 and install FC3 right from the scratch. How do I do this? Is it enough to delete the linux partitions from the windows? I'm using GRUB as my boot loader. Will it get deleted too if I remove linux partitions?
Thanx in advance.
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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During the install of FC3 (4 is out btw and i prefer it) you'll have the chance to make any modifications to the hard drive in terms of partitioning, you could delete the existing RH ones and then create new ones for Fedora.

ad for the bootloader, i'm guessing it would be over written with the new one, but i'm not sure, you could always use a windows recovery cd or somethign to clear the MBR before installing
 
Old 07-22-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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Actually while installing FC3 over RHL9 it's asking me two options. Install or Upgrade. If I choose install and then automatic partitioning it fails with some error message root partition "/" is not found. That's why I would like to completely uninstall RHL9 and then install the FC3. Please let me know how can I uninstall the RHL9.
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:10 AM   #4
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go for install, then do manual partitioning instead of automatic, it'll show you the partitions that RH uses, delete those (and only those) and create new ones in their places, for thebase minimum you'll need a / partition and a swap.

If you're dead set on removing it first, try a partition manager like partition magic or fdisk, both can be googled
 
Old 07-22-2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thanks mate. It finally worked when I went for a manual partition and it's working fine now.
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