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Old 07-26-2005, 08:07 AM   #1
jdg1
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How do i Uninstall Mandrake 10.1


I have forgotten the password and I want to Uninstall mandrake 10.1 but I don't know how, so please could anyone tel me how?
Mandrake is on a dual boot with win 98se.
I'am only a newbie and know very little about linux and without the password I can't get into Mandrake at all.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-26-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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You can use a tool such as partition magic to delete the Mandrake partition. Make sure you have removed the bootloader first by doing "fdisk /mbr". You can also use the Mandrake install disk to remov the partitions or just install a new distro over the Mandrake partitions.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 10:31 AM   #3
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before you try such a drastic move as deleteing the entire installation, try resetting your root password. Here is a link that may help you.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=502

keep us informed
 
Old 07-26-2005, 12:11 PM   #4
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If you want to delete Mandrake due to the password issue, then save yourself the effort and reset your password using the methods posted above or using your first installation disk to rescue your system.
 
  


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