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i erased suse 9.3 which was on a logical partition with partition magic,including swap and i wanted to install slack 10.1when i reached the point where i was supposed to ...
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    slack after suse


    i erased suse 9.3 which was on a logical partition with partition magic,including swap and i wanted to install slack 10.1when i reached the point where i was supposed to run fdisk i had a problem cause it was asking me to choose a partition(with suse i had to choose between all the disk and the freee space)Even if i chose the necessary partition i was receiving an error message "unable to open".Any piece of advice would be appreciated.
    P.S. :after i erased suse i had also a problem when starting the computer:error 22 at grub.how can i erase grub when i erase linux?thx.

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    to remove grub reinsert your windows cd and do a repair. then just type FIXMBR or even easier if you have a win98 boot disk just boot to the dos prompt and type fdisk /mbr and grub is gone. i've never had those partition errors. i'll look into it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truoc444
    to remove grub reinsert your windows cd and do a repair. then just type FIXMBR or even easier if you have a win98 boot disk just boot to the dos prompt and type fdisk /mbr and grub is gone. i've never had those partition errors. i'll look into it though.
    for more information when i was typing fdisk -l returned something like this
    partition cilinders
    /dev/hdb1 0-333
    /dev/hdb2 334-4011
    /dev/hdb5 334-2048

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    you have to actually boot from the disc. the win98 boot disk gives you an option to boot to a dos prompt. from there you type the fdisk /mbr let me know if you can't find one. i have an .iso of an fdisk program that does it very well. it's only about a 2 mb .iso so i can e-mail it to you.
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    And to install Slackware, do a cfdisk during installation. Clean all the Linux parts. Make a swap around 400 MB, and leave the rest as /. Format those properly. For swap use 82, and for / use 83. Then go ahead with swap. Show the parts and install it.
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    if you have problems mounting the partitions after using cfdisk, you are not alone.

    i have to use my systemrescuecd to fix the partitions as they are not ever setup correctly.
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