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> Help Uninstalling Red Hat 9, I need help uninstalling Red Hat 9...
codecraig
post May 19 2003, 11:36 PM
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I need help uninstalling Red Hat 9. I have a dual boot system, XP Pro and Red Hat 9. I currently use the Grub boot manager provided by Red Hat.

How can I uninstall Red Hat 9? I dont just want to format over the linux partition b/c the boot record will be screwed up...what can I do?

thanks in advance.
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post May 20 2003, 04:25 AM
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if u want to save the mbr then i will suggest use windows cd in rescue mode to remove grub and and use windows driver.


or else what u wanted to do with that linux partition.if u want to install something over there then formatting the linux partition will not remove the grub from mbr.


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post May 20 2003, 04:50 AM
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Boot the XP rescue CD. Use fixmbr to write over grub. Then use whatever tools you want to reformat the linux partitions.
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post May 20 2003, 06:01 AM
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So I can just boot up my PC with my windows installation disk and go from there?

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post May 20 2003, 06:32 AM
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well i think merely formatting the linux partition will not remove the grub from the mbr.

infact i had done this once when i formatted the partition containing redhat-7.3 and then still i was ale to use grub and after some time installed redhat-8.0.

so what u say, michaelk is it necessary to remove grub??????


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post May 20 2003, 02:13 PM
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The NT bootloader does NOT reside in MBR. I know that for a fact. I have a very tiny bootloader on MBR. I have my NT bootloader intact. I multi-boot 98, 2K, 2K3, and 2x Linux.

What's in there is what Windows writes to it. Probably a pointer to the NT bootloader.

You should format the Linux parition and turn it to FAT32. Then fixmbr & fixboot with XP CD.


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post May 20 2003, 04:02 PM
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Ok, so I should format the partition that has Linux on it...then reinstall XP to fix MBR?

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