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Old 12-22-2001, 07:32 PM   #1
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After 6 weeks of this frustration I just need one more bit of info. How do I get Linux totally off of my system? I have yet to have a simple computing time with Linux. I guess my aptitude is not compatible. Please advise on a simple and total removal so that I can regain my computing sanity/ Thanks
Old 12-22-2001, 08:20 PM   #2
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couldn't you boot with a windows disk, repartition your drive or drives, reformat and load a new OS on it. then if you have lilo or grub installed on the master boot record, you can: fdisk /MBR to get rid of it...
in some cases a win 98 boot disk with fdisk program on it won't recognize the linux paritions, you can boot and start a installation with a linux install, get to the cfdisk or disk druid or whatever program, repartition and then reboot after you make the changes..
Old 12-22-2001, 10:16 PM   #3
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I think windows 2000 will do clean it automatically for you when you start with its installation disk. It did for me anyway some time ago.
Old 12-24-2001, 01:29 AM   #4
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Starting Over

After 10 minutes on Windows I realized I had betten Linux quickly. I have reinstalled Mandrake 8.1 and starting over. First mission is to install wine. It is located in /usr/bin/winereal/ How do I get it up and running?
Old 12-24-2001, 01:40 AM   #5
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ummm... is it installed?

i haven't run wine for a while, so i'm going off of several month-old memory here - i think you need to run it once to get the virtual server setup or something like that. open an xterm and simply type "wine"

if that gives you and error, go into your /usr/bin/winereal and type "./wine"

i'm not sure what that will do... i think you might need to specify a program to run. if nothing happens, then just ctrl-C outta wine, and type "./wine /windows/C/Windows/sol.exe"
and see if it runs solitare. your path might be different... play around with it if you need to.
Old 12-24-2001, 01:40 AM   #6
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i have had good succes with codeweavers wine> I just removed the version of wine that shipped with my distro(RH7.2) and downloaded and installed codeweavers. It has a nice gui which is good if you are a newbie.
Just do a google search for codeweavers and you should find it.

Old 12-24-2001, 11:11 AM   #7
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I do not think Codewaver-wine works on Mandrake. Programs oen then inexpicily close down and there are many error messages.
Someone who had informed me about it says that it worked fine on RH7.2 but not on his Mandrake.
So, I think I need to use the 'wine' that came with Mandrake. I can use some help configuring.
Old 12-24-2001, 12:37 PM   #8
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Still Needing help with Wine

In the read me file for wine these are the commands (I think):
default=$(etcdir) /wine.config.default
configurator=$(etcdur) wine-cinfig
winedir=$(home) /. wine/
if (! -d $(winedir) ); then
mkdir -p $ (winedir)
cp $ (default) $ (winedir) /config
if ( -x /usr/bin/perl) ; then
perl $ (configurator) $(winedir) /config ll:fi

This is what it says, I have tried understanding but am not quite sure which things to type and which to ignore...


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