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Old 11-26-2003, 05:24 PM   #1
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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 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.

Old 11-26-2003, 09:55 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, 07:48 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" ( the readme file generated by Nvidia program).
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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?



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