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19th June 2008, 06:27 PM
Uninstalling Fedora Core On A Dual Boot System
Hi Guys,

I need help ASAP!! I have a dual boot system. (Windows XP and Fedora Core) Yesterday, the Fedora Core genome panel crashed. I tried to install bug-buddy but the terminal in the system won't come up to make the install commands. I need to uninstall Fedora and install it again.

Can you offer any advice.. Need help and need fedora back on system because I have to run AVR32 Studio for the NGW100 Board..

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19th June 2008, 06:45 PM
Try reinstalling over the old copy from the DVD.

When the disk partitioning option comes up tell it to remove all existing linux partitions and reuse that space.

23rd June 2008, 08:15 AM
Why not try fixing Gnome?

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a terminal, then type 'mv .gnome .gnome.old' and 'mv .gnome2 .gnome2.old'.

Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to return to GDM, and login, gnome will re-create it's settings afresh.

Despite how bad problems in Linux seem to be, they can often be fixed quite easily, I'd give that a go before doing a full re-install.

23rd June 2008, 04:49 PM
I'll try it today...

26th June 2008, 06:45 PM
I also need to remove Fedora from my system and can't seem to figure out how.
Is there a help file or Forum thread that will help ?

26th June 2008, 07:22 PM
There is not too much information for uninstalling Fedora only installation.. I have been looking everywhere

26th June 2008, 07:44 PM
well there is not to much to uninstalling . just reformat the disk or partition

WARNING: it you are using grub installed in mbr ( copied over the Windows one ) YOU WILL need to reinstall the windows bootloader from the win install disk
there is one other way but you really don't want to usr the "rm" command

28th June 2008, 05:07 AM
Throw in the install disc or rescue disc, there is a fdisk command.
I typed to get the list of drives:
fdisk -l

Then you type fdisk and the device name from the list.
fdisk /dev/sdc1

Press m for help:

Command action
a toggle a bootable flag
b edit bsd disklabel
c toggle the dos compatibility flag
d delete a partition
l list known partition types
m print this menu
n add a new partition
o create a new empty DOS partition table
p print the partition table
q quit without saving changes
s create a new empty Sun disklabel
t change a partition's system id
u change display/entry units
v verify the partition table
w write table to disk and exit
x extra functionality (experts only)

You see option d for delete partition?

Or you can burn a Gparted live cd.

29th June 2008, 07:00 PM
And they say DOS is dead !
Hey thanks for the info.
I am leaning toward Ubuntu.

29th June 2008, 07:02 PM
Thank You, I appreciate the help.