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Old 04-25-2004, 10:54 PM   #1
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Uninstalling mandrake


Gday,

I installed Mandrake a few months ago on my older HDD and now I'd like to uninstall it from my old HDD and leave the free space there but install it on my new computer.

How can I do this?
I'm confused about Lilo and how to uninstall it, also If i was to uninstall lilo would it not boot any partition?
Also, how can I reformat that partition after I have uninstalled linux?
Can I just use partition magic to reformat and resize over it?

Thanks so much for your help linux gurus!
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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you can just go ahead and reformat the old HD partitions if you don't care about rescuing stuff from there.

if you're dual booting, you'll need some bootloader or other. There are threads here discussing how to get the original windows mbr back in case that's what you want. Otherwise, the installer of whatever you're trying to install should take care of things.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:27 PM   #3
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Ah, so I'll do that, reformat the partition without uninstalling lilo first?
I'd like to know how to get windows mbr back as it would be great like that. Would you be able to direct me to the correct link.

Many thanks!
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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so you're dual-booting with windows and linux? If you just reformat the linux partition, lilo will still be there and you'll be able to use it to load windows (it's a bit annoying but it does work).

For fixing the mbr, just use the search function of this forum (top of page). Look for
fixmbr or fix mbr
or something like that. There must be tons of threads here.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:19 AM   #5
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boot your windows cd, then go to a "Rescue mode" login to your windows instalation and at the prompt type fixmbr /f, then reset the machine. This will write the original windows mbr to your hard disk. good luck
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:32 AM   #6
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Even easier:

after formatting mdk's partition, in order to get rid of lilo, boot with your mandrake install cd1. press F1 on welcome screen and type 'rescue' when prompted for a boot option, now choose 'restore windows bootloader' and restart

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