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MaverickSidewinder

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Hey guys!

How do i uninstall mandrake linux 10.1 from the hardrive?

Can i do it via windows or do i need to access the core of the system?

Edited by MaverickSidewinder, 15 January 2006 - 03:08 PM.

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Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. In there go
to Disk Management.

You should be able to remove the partitions, although Windoze sometimes has a problem with unknown filesystem types.
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Ok, thanks, i deleted all the mandrake partition, but it leaves me with 6 gigs of unallocated memory!!! how do i get that unallocated memory to the windows volume (c:)??


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Edited by MaverickSidewinder, 16 January 2006 - 10:02 AM.

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You can try using Knoppix and qtparted to change the size of the first partition, but you should backup everything first. There are other programs to change the size of the partition too, but some cost money.

Why not just create it as another partition for Windoze and store your data there?
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You can try using Knoppix and qtparted to change the size of the first partition, but you should backup everything first. There are other programs to change the size of the partition too, but some cost money.

Why not just create it as another partition for Windoze and store your data there?



So your saying that deleting and re-allocating memory to the original hd is impossible? there is no way to do it?
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So your saying that deleting and re-allocating memory to the original hd is impossible? there is no way to do it?


First, it is not memory, it is disk space. Calling it memory will tend to cause confusion.

Second, I said that you can use the program qtparted on the Knoppix CD to change the size of the partition. I am not 100% sure that it will work in that specific case, but it can change the size of partitions, and anytime you change the size of a partitiion you are running the risk of trashing the whole partition, which is why a backup is a good idea.

So, for the minimum risk, using the partition as a data area is the safe way to go. It can also make it easier to backup your data since you can keep your data separate from the system data.
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Ok thank you :tazz:
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