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Old 08-29-2003, 05:04 AM   #1
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Question Totally remove M$ from system without reinstall

I have both M$ 2000 and Mandrake 9.1 on my box. I want to totally remove M$ from the system without a reinstall of Mandrake 9.1. I want my D Drive on M$ to be part of my /home partition and I want to distribute the C drive between /usr and root. Is it possible?
Old 08-29-2003, 05:13 AM   #2
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yes... just boot into mandrake at a console do mkfs.ext3 /dev/hdx, making sure the drive is unmounted first

where hdx is the name of your drive, then you need to edit your /etc/fstab for the drive that was windows..

/dev/hdx /home ext3 defaults 0 0

Old 08-29-2003, 05:25 AM   #3
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To reorganise the partitions, use cfdisk. Then you can split the partition between /usr and /root, using two separate partitions. Remember to add to /etc/fstab, and also to run /sbin/lilo after editing /etc/lilo.conf to remove the M$ boot blocks.


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