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Old 10-17-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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Question reinstalling windows


I need to format my primary c drive and reinstall windows. Do I need to take any special care for linux? My Redhat resides on the f drive. I use GRUB for booting
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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make boot disks and back up... windows may eat the grub files (whichare on the first segemnt of the first partision of the 'c' drive)so back up everything in /boot
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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make boot disks and back up... windows may eat the grub files (whichare on the first segemnt of the first partision of the 'c' drive)so back up everything in /boot
I do not have a floppy drive to make boot disks. No CD Writer either.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 04:11 PM   #4
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e-mail them to a friend that dose :P
 
Old 10-17-2004, 04:35 PM   #5
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If your GRUB is in MBR then don't worry unless you will install Win2003 Server , It clear MBR .
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:16 AM   #6
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i don't know where my grub is. the config files for grub are on f: drive.

i am planning to install windows xp. my worry is that i should be able to get my files in the linux filesystem after i reinstall windows. or else do u suggest i start copying them over to the fat file system on other drives.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:23 AM   #7
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well i wouldent do anything unless i had a startup disk handy in case the worst happenes...

but if you can get a copy of the knoppix cd yoyu should be abel to access the linux filesystems even if XP kills your linux boot systems.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:31 AM   #8
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Thats a brilliant suggestion. I will have knoppix ready on hand.
 
  


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