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    How to remove fedora core 6.....!!!!

    hi friends,
    i have fedora core 6 on my system with a 40 gb partition of FAT type....
    i want to install win xp on that, but when i boot the win cd after the first screen "System is checking ur hardware configuration " n then blank screen nthin happens

    so, i want to remove fedora then reinstalll xp first n then fedora after that....
    So, plz tell me how shld i format my hard disk???????

    thnx a lot in advance

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    You can use a small live cd such as Parted Magic to delete the Fedora partitions.

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    i hope it will work

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Chandigarh, India
    You have to remove GRUB. Windows Installation CD doesn't work coz of GRUB in a few machines.
    Download SuperGRUB CD Image, burn image to CD and boot up from It. Select 'Fix Windows Boot Loader' option from List. It will remove GRUB and Windows Installation CD will work after that.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Another option you could use is to simply wipe the drive of all content.

    Just go to the Fedora Terminal, su to root, and issue the following command:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
    You'll need to replace /dev/sda with your actual device name such as /dev/hda.

    This will write zeros to the entire drive giving you a totally fresh start.

    ...or, if you want to clear the MBR (master boot record) only, leaving partition tables alone:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=446 count=1
    Again, you'll need to replace /dev/sda with your actual device name such as /dev/hda.

    You can use the fdisk -l command to determine your device name:

    fdisk -l
    Let us know how it goes.
    Last edited by oz; 01-31-2008 at 01:34 AM.

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