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Old 11-26-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
Campy19
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Uninstall and NVIDIA Drivers for 9.2


OK...I think I might purchase a new hard drive b/c the slave drive that linux is on is too slow...so...since windows is on my master drive, can I simply run fdisk /mbr from a floppy (which should remove grub, right) and take out my slave drive and pop the new drive in and reinstall everything for linux? Windows will not be harmed by fdisk /mbr, right? I have nothing I really care about on my linux partition, I just started with the os.

Also, about these NVIDIA drivers...can anyone explain it or point me to somewhere that can make the installation simple?? I see that "nv" is being used right now, and I know that must change...any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 11-26-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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fdisk /mbr will remove the bootloader, if it is installed on the MBR. I would print a copy of the file for grub. It should be in /boot/grub and be called either menu.1st or grub.conf. Ya may need that.

That help any?

 
Old 11-27-2003, 06:48 AM   #3
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To recover windows MBR just boot with CD-ROM 1 of Mandrake 9.2. Push F1 for more options and then read carefuly the page, there is a command (I do not remember its name) that permits you to open a new page where you can recover Windows boot (I used it twice, it worked).

To install Nvidia driver I have not found any difficulty. You probably use the download edition, so, before using Nvidia program you must download the kenrnel source from a ftp site where mandrake isos are available for download. The file name begins by kernel-source..... . To install it (as root): urpmi name_of_the_file which will install the source at the right place. Finally, it suffices to launch Nvidia program and then to change "nv" to "nvidia" (...read the readme file generated by Nvidia program).
 
Old 11-27-2003, 11:27 AM   #4
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Nope this last thing didn't work....
First I downed the driver and runned it. It complained about it had no precompiled module. So the module had to be compiled, so I needed te kernel source.
I runned "urpmi kernel-source", this didn't give any difficulties, but when running the installer I had the an error saying these header files weren't the ones used to compile the running kernel...

Did anyone have the same or a similar problem, or can anyone help me?

tnx,
elluva
 
  


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