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Old 05-18-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
Velcro
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Need to remove a distribution of Linux


I installed Mandrake Linux a couple months back on my computer and have enjoyed using it, but still have a few problems with the operating system. I now would like to uninstall Mandrake from my computer and search for another distribution to work with.

My question is, how do I uninstall Mandrake from my computer. I have Mandrake and Windows XP on the same computer.

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Old 05-18-2004, 08:18 PM   #2
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most likely you can install the new distro on the existing partitions. you'll just overwrite the existing info.what do the partitions look like?

<edit> after some thought, are you wishing to restore your mbr so that you only have the option to boot windows? or are you possibly wishing to use the existing space w/windows until you find a new distro?</edit>

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Old 05-18-2004, 08:39 PM   #3
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Yes, I'm looking for the option to restore my MBR so it will now just boot into windows until I do find a new distribution to use.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:03 PM   #4
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But you want to keep the linux partitions where they are for later use, yes? If so, just use the XP cd to boot the computer, hit R for the Recovery Console, use the command 'fixmbr'.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:22 PM   #5
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Yes, I do want to keep the partition. Thanks, I will do that. I appreciate the help.
 
  


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