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Old 07-11-2002, 02:26 PM   #1
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I want to know how to uninstall Redhat, and it's GRUB, so that I can cleanly install Mandrake 8.2. I currently have Redhat 7.2 loaded on my second harddrive (40gigs). I don't really care for Redhat, so I purchased a copy of Mandrake 8.2, which I was told is much better for newbies like me. (I used Redhat very little, it seemed too complicated to get up and running.)
 
Old 07-11-2002, 02:34 PM   #2
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During the installation of Mandrake, you are allow to fdisk, this will allow you to remove your RedHat cleanly.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 03:38 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention that I have 2 40gig harddrives. I have Win98SE on hda and Redhat is on hdb.

When I booted up the Mandrake 8.2 Install CD-ROM, it did it's hardware checks and saw both drives. But then, it goes to perform a partition check on hda (the Win98SE drive) and it just halts with a blinking cursor.

What do I do now??
 
Old 07-11-2002, 03:42 PM   #4
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Install Mandrake with the "Expert" install option, that should allow to get around the Windoze partition when you get to the partitioning step.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 05:18 PM   #5
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I hit F1 and typed in the "expert" on the install options text screen. The install then lists the hard drives I have, "hda" and "hdb" (two 40 gig Maxtors), but it still halts when it gets to the "partition check" for "hda". The cursor just sit there, flashing, at the "hda:" I don't reach any of the GUI screens in the installation process.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 08:51 PM   #6
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I finally decided to use the "brute force" method. I formatted my Linux drive to remove Redhat, and then reinstalled Win98SE to remove Redhat's GRUB. This time I'll install Mandrake completely on the Linux drive and use a boot disk instead of GRUB. That'll keep everything nice and separate. Hopefully it'll work.
 
  


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