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Old 10-07-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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How do I remove linux?


Sounds stupid, I know.

My boss has decided that he doesn't want me farting around with linux on a spare PC anymore, so I have to wipe the thing... I guess he feels threatened that I know something he doesn't

Anyway, how do I go about it?

I did the newbie-that-thinks-he-knows-what-he's-doing thing and ran "fdisk /etc/hda" and removed the partition thinking that would be a quick way, but low and behold, the damn thing booted like nothing happened!

So then I was like "well this won't get rid of it, it will just fuck a lot of stuff up, but let's see what happens anyway because it's not like I get to play with this anymore" so I ran "rm -rf /".

After rebooting again, it loads linux from LILO, detects yada yada, and hangs at "Warning: unable to open an initial console."

So how do I get this thing off of here?

Thanks!

PS: Would running fdisk from a DOS bootdisk work?
 
Old 10-07-2004, 05:25 PM   #2
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Yes, fdisk from DOS should work

I can't see how
fdisk /etc/hda
would have done anything, though ;)



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Old 10-07-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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DOS boot disk did it, yeah. Thanks.

I thought deleting the partitions through fdisk /etc/hda would have done it. I did notice afterwards that if I tried to run fdisk /etc/hda again it told me /etc/hda didn't exist. Weird.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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Quote:
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I did notice afterwards that if I tried to run fdisk /etc/hda again it told me /etc/hda didn't exist. Weird.
Hehe, it's /dev/hda not /etc/hda.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 06:39 PM   #5
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er... yeah, that's what I meant

man, this sucks. I was having a lot of fun learning linux.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 06:43 PM   #6
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Install qemu on your machine and keep on
hanging on ;)


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Old 10-07-2004, 08:23 PM   #7
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Learn Linux with KNOPPIX.... Then your boss will never know you were using linux!
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:05 PM   #8
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Learn Linux with KNOPPIX.... Then your boss will never know you were using linux!
Unless of course he happens to walk into the
office and wonders what happened to the
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:13 PM   #9
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lol your boss is mean.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:51 AM   #10
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well there is a "skin" for kde called TuXp and looks just like Win XP, so you can use Linux just in front your boss a and will didnīt notice
 
  


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