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Old 08-14-2003, 09:05 AM   #1
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DEL linux?

Ok, after some time w/ messing around w/ glib2.2.2 and pango1.2.3 and awhole lot of other dependencies. I've decided to reinstall mandrake 9.1 and get a fresh install. Now im worried if i just try to write over it, i'll fuck up the bootloarders and other stuff on the system, because i've read a few post where this happend to some. So i was just wondering how would i uninstall linux, and when i do, should i repartition the drive again?
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You can get a new bootloader over the current one during a fresh install.You need not uninstall and then install it afresh.
to uninstall,delete all of your linux partitons and login to dos from a bootable floppy and 'fdisk /MBR'.Also you can clear the MBR from linux by the '-u' option with lilo.

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Old 08-14-2003, 12:50 PM   #3
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If all you want to do is reinstall though, It's easier to just tell the installation program to reformat the linux partitions -- It'll also rewrite your MBR for lilo or grub, so there's not much to worry about with uninstalling before you re-install.

Just make sure the partitions are formatted, or things could get hairy.



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