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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:17 AM

Morning guys: I recently built a custom computer in an Antec 300 HTPC case, small it is not. But, quiet w/ 3 120mm case fans it is! the mainboard has no onboard graphics, it's an MSI K9N Neo V3, the CPU is an AMD 5600+, the quiet graphics card is an nVidia 8600 GTS. I cant believe how quiet this rig is, anyway I loaded Vista Ultimate 32 bit and the Linux Open Suse 11.0 32 bit. Can I unload the Vista, please explain how? And keep the Linux as a plus, for potential customers.?? Thanks in advance for the response
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:59 PM

Removing Vista shouldn't be hard. If there's nothing you want to keep on the Vista partition (like documents, pictures, music, address books, etc.) you can simple reformat the partition from within Linux and edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file (always make backups before editing system files!) to remove the entry for Vista.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:36 AM

Removing Vista shouldn't be hard. If there's nothing you want to keep on the Vista partition (like documents, pictures, music, address books, etc.) you can simple reformat the partition from within Linux and edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file (always make backups before editing system files!) to remove the entry for Vista.

Thanks Andrew, I built this HTPC "For Sale", I just wish to remove the Vista OS. Is there another way to remove it outside of Linux? I'm not real literate in Ubuntu or OpenSuSE 11.0, so I need a different fix. Alan
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:43 AM

well if you dont want to use the linux partition manager, you could boot up off the vista DVD, get to the partition manger for vista and delete the partition manager that way. after you delete it just exit out of the installation. the catch is if you do it that way it will most likely mess up the grub menu and youll have to do something like download supergrubbootdisk to fix it most likely. my question is, whyd you put vista on it if u were gonna sell it without it? was it a customer request? if not, why not install something like Ubuntu or Kubuntu, their a lil more user friendly then OpenSuSe. just a suggestion. :D

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:27 AM

Patriot09: I began this business for audiophile friends who wanted relatively quiet HTPC's. I am a great builder, a terrible programmer. Yes, a customer asked me to see if the build would boot the Vista OS, and asked me to load it as a test. Then they asked me to load Open SuSe 11.0. So, I did the above in that order, 1st Vista 32bit , then Open SuSe 11.0. Thanks for the advise,Alan
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:09 PM

Or you could just reinastall Linux and overwrite everything on the hard drive.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

Patriot09: I began this business for audiophile friends who wanted relatively quiet HTPC's. I am a great builder, a terrible programmer. Yes, a customer asked me to see if the build would boot the Vista OS, and asked me to load it as a test. Then they asked me to load Open SuSe 11.0. So, I did the above in that order, 1st Vista 32bit , then Open SuSe 11.0. Thanks for the advise,Alan


I wasnt doubting your building abilities, I just wasnt sure if it was for a customer or just for a display computer. It was a curiousity question not questioning your building abilities at all. and andrew has a point you could just reinstall linux and overwrite the entire Hard drive, that way its consistent. (dont have to worry about an extra partition if you dont want it)

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

Patriot09: You gave me an Idea, use this computer as a display, or Storefront. I could just replace the HDD with another of their desired gig, 500 ,640 1 terabyte, Huh? Thanks, what do you think? Alan
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:34 PM

well, you could but if its already sold It would be better to give the customer the computer they ordered and build a new one for display. me personally, I use my own computer as an example of my builds that way they can see one that is being used for what it was designed for, but a display comp is a good idea. as for size wise it depends on how much you or the customer is going to use the HD. 500 gigabytes is actually about 250 gig more then I need, but if their using it as a media center and downloading a lot of movies and music, or as af file server a terrabyte HD might be worth the money, but for around the house or causual gaming/movie playing 5-600 gigs is probably more then enough.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:38 AM

well, you could but if its already sold It would be better to give the customer the computer they ordered and build a new one for display. me personally, I use my own computer as an example of my builds that way they can see one that is being used for what it was designed for, but a display comp is a good idea. as for size wise it depends on how much you or the customer is going to use the HD. 500 gigabytes is actually about 250 gig more then I need, but if their using it as a media center and downloading a lot of movies and music, or as af file server a terrabyte HD might be worth the money, but for around the house or causual gaming/movie playing 5-600 gigs is probably more then enough.

Thanks Patriot09, I may just reinstall. I may have to move soon, and I am preoccupied with that Problem. You and Andrew really helped me , Thanks Alan
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