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    There are cheaper distributions than SuSE.
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    Most distros need the first 2 cds, and the 3rd for international support....i'd say screw SuSe if it's expensive, try another one. Mandrake is cheap. (just get the 3 cd pack)
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    Well,

    Now I have installed SuSe9. I found out KDE, but I want to switch to Gnome coz it works a lot like Mac, I have heard. How can I change? ??? Anyone recommend Gnome than KDE?

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    the only aspect of gnome i like better (of the last version, not the newest) is the file manager, other than that i like kde much better. To switch to gnome you have to first install it, but not knowing much about suse i'd say GO TO THEIR DAMN SITE and look there for isntructions on how to change which window manager is loaded.
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    YaST should have an option which environment to launch at startup.

    Actually you should be able to choose when it asks you for a password after booting/logging out.
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    why dont you just use kde now that you have it and its working?

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    bludstyne, they were all good points, there is no reason to pick them to pieces.
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    Now I really know why most people love M$. Yes, of course, M$ is more expensive than Linux, but it totally automated.

    In linux, even installation is a matter for me.

    Now I try to uninstall suse9. But I made dual boot, so just delete the linux partition won't help, rite? How can I uninstall to clear everything including Linux BootLoader?



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    You can't. Now you see why people hate MS A bootloader cannot be uninstalled, and Windows can't reinstall its own bootloader.

    You could try locating the Windows bootstrap and placing it in the Master Boot Record though. But only if it's even available.
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    Originally posted by afreedboy
    Now I really know why most people love M$. [...] totally automated.
    That's why most people hate M$ and they're software. It won't let you do exactly what you want.
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    Originally posted by afreedboy
    Now I really know why most people love M$. Yes, of course, M$ is more expensive than Linux, but it totally automated.

    In linux, even installation is a matter for me.

    Now I try to uninstall suse9. But I made dual boot, so just delete the linux partition won't help, rite? How can I uninstall to clear everything including Linux BootLoader?
    fdisk /mbr will put the windows bootloader back on.

    Then, you can just format the linux partion to FAT32 and use the partion as a general storage area. It will appear as a different drive in windows though, just warning you.
    Last edited by golfinguy4; 01-17-2004 at 09:10 AM.

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    Originally posted by afreedboy
    Now I really know why most people love M$. Yes, of course, M$ is more expensive than Linux, but it totally automated.

    In linux, even installation is a matter for me.

    Now I try to uninstall suse9. But I made dual boot, so just delete the linux partition won't help, rite? How can I uninstall to clear everything including Linux BootLoader?


    Err, if you wan't a distro of Linux that is easy, why did you choose SUSE? That's a lot more complex than some of the normal distros like Lindows, and Mandrake, and Redhat
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    normal distros like Lindows, and Mandrake, and Redhat
    WTF is a "normal" distro?

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    err sorry, wrong termanolgy. More user friendly.
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    fdisk /mbr will put the windows bootloader back on.

    I can't do fdisk in my winxp dos. Which command should I use?

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    I think you were supposed to do it in Linux...
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