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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:18 pm    Post subject: So i decided to install once again. How to remove partition Reply with quote

Ok, first of all i have installed gentoo one! time before with help from people, and have tryed to do it myself about 4 times in the last year. I have been using redhat almost everyday now for the last few months and think im ready to go for it again.
I want to have a dual boot of xp and gentoo but right now its xp and redhat. Is there a easy way to get rid of red hat with out messing everything up?
last time i tyred i lost everything and dont want to do that again. My boot loader is Grub.

How would i do it with partition magic?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could do that with fdisk.
Run fdisk and use the option 'd' to remove redhat's partitions.
Or the second way, you can just format your actuals redhat partitions, just follow the Gentoo handbook without doing the fdisk part.

Good luck :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did i understand you correctly ?

You want to remove the Red Hat partition and create a new one with Gentoo ?

Just delete the one which is used by Red Hat (Knoppix could be useful) and install Gentoo on a new one.
May you need to overwrite the MasterBootRecord, if an error appears

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last time i tyred i lost everything and dont want to do that again. My boot loader is Grub.


I can not imagine, how such a thing can happen.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: So i decided to install once again. How to remove partit Reply with quote

faheja wrote:
... Is there a easy way to get rid of red hat with out messing everything up?
...

You can install Gentoo onto your Redhat partitions, there is no need to delete them unless you want a different partition scheme. Just reformat the relevant partitions, unpack a stage tarball, chroot, and proceed as described in the handbook.
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