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Old 11-14-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
MadJac
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Uninstalling mandrake 8.2


Hi, I guess this is a newbie question since I couldn't really figure out how to do it. I'm no longer happy with mandrake 8.2. I just want to uninstall it, but I want to keep the partitions as is because I'll try a different distro

I thought to:

1. unmount the devices in the control center
2. use the rescue disk to restore the windows boot loader for now.

when I select a new distribution I'll have it reformat those partitions.

Please tell if there is a better way to do it.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 12:06 PM   #2
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If you use lilo, you can remove lilo from the mbr with the command:
/sbin/lilo -u

Upon reboot, you will go directly to the Microsoft OS.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 12:50 PM   #3
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I like the tool Emergency Boot CD (EBCD) avaiable here:

http://www.t4k.org/~ebcd/

You can boot from the CD and replace the master boot record to boot directly into Windows. The CD also has a lot of other cool tools that sometimes come in handy.
 
  


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