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Old 07-25-2002, 05:18 PM   #1
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uninstall SuSE


Hi,
would anyone know how to uninstall SuSE Linux (format the hard drive as well)? Thanks....
 
Old 07-25-2002, 05:28 PM   #2
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The easy way's obtain Win2K boot diskette set, set your BIOS boot from floppy, pop in 1st floppy, proceed with all floppies in hands, choose to format partitions, select linux partitions, delete them and format them into FAT32/NTFS, after its done quit setup, and no more SuSE, if it was a dualboot and bootloader was written to MBR, then from DOS prompt fdisk /mbr erases all tracks of linux. Have fun.
P.S. I guess you wanted to get rid of SuSE in favor of windows, otherwise if you want to install another distro just pop CD in, boot from it (don't forget change boot sequence in BIOS!!!), and use whatever partitioning tool provided by that another distro.
 
Old 07-25-2002, 05:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response! In fact, I'm not trying to get rid of SuSE and favor back to Windows. I'm building Linux cluster system, and as I read thru some installation notes, I figure out that I only need to install Red Hat Linux on my Master node, then the master node would copy all Linux images to all slave nodes. So, I really want all my slave nodes to be clean and empty before I start the process. However, right now all my slaves all have SuSE in it, and thus, I don't know how to clear all partitions, and format everything in my slave nodes.
Thanks!
 
Old 07-25-2002, 06:36 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ucb-guy
I'm building Linux cluster system, and as I read thru some installation notes, I figure out that I only need to install Red Hat Linux on my Master node, then the master node would copy all Linux images to all slave nodes. So, I really want all my slave nodes to be clean and empty before I start the process. However, right now all my slaves all have SuSE in it, and thus, I don't know how to clear all partitions, and format everything in my slave nodes.
Thanks!
Hmmm I don't know how RedHat does the distribution part,
but if the guys are half-clever they'd use bootp, and it shouldn't
really matter what is installed on the client boxes if the customization
tools for the "farm" on the master are any good ;) ...anyway, bootp
(provided your network cards have a BIOS that allows booting over
the net that is) & clean the HD from the master would be the most
techie-friendly approach. Sneaker-based installations aren't fun :)

Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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