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Old 12-16-2004, 10:02 PM   #1
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Deleting Linux!


Okay this may seem like a dumb question but im confused ... I have two hard drives one for windows and one for linux I wanna completely remove linux off my other drive but I cant figure out how im sure its really simple im just not seeing something!
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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repartition... just blow it away

if you're using grub/lilo, you'll need your windows bootdisk, and a little fdisk /mbr...

gone.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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I cant see my D drive anywhere though to reformat it? I put in my windows disk that shows all my partitions and its not there
windows and linux are on completely seperate drives
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:07 PM   #4
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all im doing is uninstalling a version of linux and gonna put a new one right back on there
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:09 PM   #5
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ms' partition tools won't show up linux partitions, they're a bit odd like that
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:09 PM   #6
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I cant see my D drive anywhere though to reformat it? I put in my windows disk that shows all my partitions and its not there
windows and linux are on completely seperate drives
Which is your D: Drive? Is it the one for Linux or Windows? To remove Linux, do a "fdisk /mbr" at boot.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:12 PM   #7
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To remove Linux, do a "fdisk /mbr" at boot
And how is that done?

Sorry ive only been using linux for a week
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:15 PM   #8
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yeah... don't do that. that'll just knock out your grub/lilo... it won't fix your partition issue.

do you have any partitioning software (partitionmagic, acronis?)

now might be the time to get/borrow some.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:17 PM   #9
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You do not have to delete anything prior to installing. Most installers will allow you to delete old partitions, create new partitions or reformat existing partitions.
 
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yeah... don't do that. that'll just knock out your grub/lilo... it won't fix your partition issue.

do you have any partitioning software (partitionmagic, acronis?)

now might be the time to get/borrow some.
From my understanding, he wants to remove Linux.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:17 PM   #11
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no I can find some though ... once I do that the program will show my partitions im assuming?
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:18 PM   #12
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but now that i've actually read more of these last posts, i saw:
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all im doing is uninstalling a version of linux and gonna put a new one right back on there
which changes things completly... you're not getting rid of linux, you're just replacing it.

just boot the install disk of whatever distro you're putting on... you should get partitioning options, and be able to overwrite the existing install
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:20 PM   #13
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yeah lol sorry for being such a dumbass my fault I should have explained myself better!


Thanks though everyone for the help greatly appreciated
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:22 PM   #14
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no problem!

let us know...
 
  


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