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Old 04-24-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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How Do You Uninstall Fedora Core?


I'm trying to get rid of everything on my harddrive and it tells me that i need to get rid of Fedora Core first, how would i go about doing this?

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Old 04-24-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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How are u trying to get rid of stuff on your Hardisk. I mean which O.S.are u using

More info needed.

To remove Fedora Core just format its partition with some disk-management tool if u are using windows.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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I'm Trying to get rid of Windows XP, im using my cpromp. And im not sure i have any disk formatting programs...
 
Old 04-24-2005, 02:42 PM   #4
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Just mount the windows partition under Linux (i.e. Your C drive or whatever drive that has XP installed ) and delete the files from it.You could do this if it is FAT. If it is NTFS you have to use the command line to format the partition.
 
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And also why do u want to uninstall Fedora Core?
i.e. what do you finally want XP or Fedora Core
 
Old 04-24-2005, 02:46 PM   #6
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How do I mount windows under Linux??
 
Old 04-24-2005, 03:02 PM   #7
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first just open up a terminal (or konsole) window. It will be in main-menu->system tools->Terminal and do the following :
Code:
[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l
 
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40057224704 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      2435  19559106    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2          2436      4870  19559137+   f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5          2436      3653   9783553+   b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6          3654      4804   9245376   83  Linux
/dev/hda7          4805      4870    530113+  82  Linux swap
[root@localhost root]#
Here we use the command fdisk -l to find out the information about the hardisk. The output obtained was for my hardisk and you will get a different output for your hardisk.

Observe the entries which have Win95 FAT32 (LBA) These are the windows partitions :

Now to mount these make new folders (equal to the no. of windows partitions) and use the mount command to mount these.

suppose u create the folders in the /mnt/ directory like /mnt/win1 and /mnt/win2
Then use the command :
Code:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win1
to mount a windows partition. Observer that the /dev/hdaX entry is the one corresponding to the windows partition u wish to mount.

Go to /mnt/win1 and u will find all your windows files there.

Also don't try to mount the partition that has Ext'd written alongside it. It won't mount

Hope that helps
 
  


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