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How to Uninstall RHEL from a dual boot system with WinXP ?

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Hi guys ..

I have both WinXP and CentOS 3.5 on my laptop .. and I want to uninstall CentOS 3.5 in order to replace it with CentOS 4.2 .. and I'm afraid of missing up with Grub so as I may not be able to boot in any system .. so, how to safely uninstall CentOS 3.5 without affecting the WinXP partition and boot ?
 

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Re: How to Uninstall RHEL from a dual boot system with WinXP

omara007 said:
Hi guys ..

I have both WinXP and CentOS 3.5 on my laptop .. and I want to uninstall CentOS 3.5 in order to replace it with CentOS 4.2 .. and I'm afraid of missing up with Grub so as I may not be able to boot in any system .. so, how to safely uninstall CentOS 3.5 without affecting the WinXP partition and boot ?
Hello there,

I never worked with CentOS, but since it seems to be some sort of "linux", just do the following:
boot with the install cd/dvd for the new CentOS, choose the partitions you want to install on, format if needed and then continue with the install. It's almost easy. If everything is done propper, you wont have any problem accessing your laptop or booting any OS you have.

Hope this helps!

Good Luck!
 

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Re: How to Uninstall RHEL from a dual boot system with WinXP

I was thinking of that but I was afraid to do it unless someone emphasises :)
but, will the Grub be updated by the new operating system that easy ? and will delete the older linux entry !
 

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Re: How to Uninstall RHEL from a dual boot system with WinXP

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I was thinking of that but I was afraid to do it unless someone emphasises :)
but, will the Grub be updated by the new operating system that easy ? and will delete the older linux entry !
The grub will be modified accordingly!
If you choose to format, yes, the old one will be deleted.

Hope it helps!
 

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Re: How to Uninstall RHEL from a dual boot system with WinXP

1. formatted MBR... boot with dos or win 98 disk (use fdisk command)
a:\> fdisk /mbr
2. Install linux.

enjoy
 

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Re: How to Uninstall RHEL from a dual boot system with WinXP

ghbolivar said:
1. formatted MBR... boot with dos or win 98 disk (use fdisk command)
a:\> fdisk /mbr
2. Install linux.

enjoy
Unfortunatly I don't have a floppy drive in my laptop .. and I don't either have and previous windows bootable CDs ..
 

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Re: How to Uninstall RHEL from a dual boot system with WinXP

use Hirent' bootCD (partition magic on dos (fdisk command))

enjoy
 

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