[svlug] laptop linux install query

Gordon Vrololjak gvrdolja at nature.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Jul 12 13:18:02 PDT 2001


Hello,
I had Mandrake installed on my laptop dualbooting with windows.  I tried
to install redhat 7.1 recently and it fails with an anaconda error, maybe
due to the pre-existing linux partitions.   I tried to install Suse 6.3,
but it won't boot.  Now, the laptop won't boot up and it comes up with a
grub prompt, I think from the original mandrake.

I have the Linuxcares bootable business card.  I was wondering if there
was a way I could boot with this, and get rid of grub, keep the windows
partition, delete what is in the linux partition so I can install redhat
7.1?  I can boot from cd, but I don't have the external floppy drive with
me today.
Thanks.

\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
Gordon Ante Vrdoljak                           	      Electron Microscope Lab
ICQ 23243541   http://nature.berkeley.edu/~gvrdolja   26 Giannini Hall
gvrdolja at nature.berkeley.edu                          UC Berkeley
phone (510) 642-2085                                  Berkeley CA 94720-3330
fax   (510) 643-6207 cell (510) 290-6793





More information about the svlug mailing list