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weijie90
post Jan 21 2005, 10:27 PM
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hi,
how do i uninstall red hat linux 9, and install gentoo 2004.2 over it? the problem is that grub is installed. its grub.conf is located in the red hat partition. i am dependant on grub for the booting of windows xp, which the rest of my family uses.

by the way, please tell me more about gentoo.
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post Jan 21 2005, 11:32 PM
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To remove grub from the MBR use the XP install CD and boot to recovery mode. Then run the fixmbr utility. When you install gentoo you can either delete the existing RH partitions and create from scratch or use the existing ones and just reformat.

I suggest reading the documentation at www.gentoo.org.
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post Jan 22 2005, 09:18 PM
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will fixmbr damage my computer?
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post Jan 23 2005, 12:45 AM
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Nope. It merely restores the windows bootloader to the Master Boot Record.
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post Jan 23 2005, 07:46 AM
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Backup grub.conf (or write down thew bits about XP) then just format the partiotns Redhat is on. Gentoo uses gRUB as the bootloader anyway.

If you are new too Gentoo, I would say use a stage3 install, as it is the easiest. But the Gentoo handbook is great, and you shouldnt have any major problems

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post Jan 25 2005, 04:12 AM
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ive read the docs and im scared. can anyone recommend another distro please? thanks!
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