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Old 12-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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How to uninstall RHEL4es


I have a 250gb hdd(sata,seagate,with 5partitions). First i installed winXp and later installed RHEL4ES in one of the partitions. But i faced someproblems loading linux. Now i want to delete Rhel4 without disturbing
other os. Kindly letme know how to.......

thank you all
 
Old 12-09-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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Now i want to delete Rhel4 without disturbing
other os.
If you still have your Windows install CD-ROM, you should be able to hit F8 (I think) when it boots to enter rescue mode. If you run the "fixboot" command, that should install the NTLDR boot loader. Then you can reboot and use Windows to reformat the RHEL4 partition.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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or use gparted to reformat the ext3 partition to ntfs .assuming that the windows boatloader was not removed form the linux install if so then run fixmbr
 
Old 12-09-2008, 06:54 PM   #4
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But I dont have the windows cd (it is broken) and the bootloader is grub. Shall i use partition manager to format linux partition? How to remove the bootloader grub?

While loading the RHEL4es I faced problems:

1/ I have 25gb freespace. I have selected freespace(manual partition) and created / partition of 10gb and boot partition of 100mb and then i tried to create /usr2 and swap partition but it did not allow me to create, by giving the error that "Creating the partition is not possible....". It is only allowing me to create only any two partitions..(/ or boot, / or swap, / or /usr2, like this)

2/ Then i proceeded with / partition of 10gb and boot of 100mb and installed the os. But when i reastarted the system i am unable to invoke GUI mode. I can only see login prompt.

3/ Is there any different method of installation for SATA disk?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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/ I have 25gb freespace. I have selected freespace(manual partition) and created / partition of 10gb and boot partition of 100mb and then i tried to create /usr2 and swap partition but it did not allow me to create, by giving the error that "Creating the partition is not possible....". It is only allowing me to create only any two partitions..(/ or boot, / or swap, / or /usr2, like this)
that is because there can be ONLY 4 primary partitions .I take it you did not make the third partition an "extended" partition .

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I can only see login prompt
Can you start X by typing in " startx "
that is the text mode your 3d card( if you have one) was not detected
after you login ( as root and not a user) look at file /etc/inittab
by running
Code:
nano /etc/inittab
look at the last line and change the " 3 " to a " 5 "
id:5:initdefault:

and you do know that redhat 4 is not the current redhat , that is rhel 5.2
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
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you can remove it using fdisk make sure u leave /boot partition otherwise you wont be able to boot windows.
 
  


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