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Old 11-01-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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starting fresh

i ran into some trouble in puppy so i want to erase it then reinstall it. im not sure how to do this or if its even possible. i want to erase the linux partition but keep the windows partition. then reinstall the same linux distro. my problem is that i think linux is in the mbr and i heard that you need the xp cd to fix the mbr and i dont have the xp cd. is there any way that i can erase linux then fix the mbr then reinstall linux without running into problems. *i want to erase the linux partitions and make new ones.

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Old 11-01-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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Just re-install without deleting the Linux partition. Tell (let) the installer to format the partition.
It will re-install a boot-loader, and (probably) find the XP and build a boot menu for you including both.
Old 11-01-2009, 03:13 AM   #3
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The only time you need to worry about the bootloader is when the install fails and your bootloader is grub or when writing to the MBR goes wrong.
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thats why i need to do a reinstall because i cant boot into the linux partition a problem came up something about kernel panic i posted it in my previous thread but i only got like 2 responses and they were no help at all so i figure that im better of just reinstalling it


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