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Old 09-13-2003, 07:59 AM   #1
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How to remove grub + linux partition from drive? No longer needed.


I would like to know how to remove my linux partition, remove my bootloader (grub) and reclaim the disk space in WindowsXP.

At first the challenge of using a different OS seemed great, and so I set about dual booting, using Redhat9. I learned how to customise it, make it look etc the way I wanted, but unfortunately, after a while I came to a simple conclusion... it just isn't functional. Hey, it seems cool, and looks nice, but just isn't being used. I find myself time and time again booting into XP, because all the stuff I wanna do is in Windows. This does make me sad, as I never wanted to give up on Linux, but I just don't see the need for it. I don't wanna bring up any flame wars or anything, just wanting to share the way I feel.

So if anyone could help me with a quick step by step on how to remove it from my disk, I would greatly appreciate it.


Thanks and cheers

Boggit.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:02 AM   #2
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use fdisk to delete the linux partitions.then boot into DOS from a floppy (make it,if you dont have one)and then 'fdisk /MBR' from dos prompt.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:07 AM   #3
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Oh, forgot to mention I don't have a floppy drive.

Should I just reinstall XP, I know this overwrites your Mbr. Is there any other way I can do this? I don't want to really lose data, I got about 20 hours worth of Enter The Matrix saved!
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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so you have XP install cdrom.well,boot from it to Rescue mode by pressing R(or F5,i think) button.from there,try 'fixmbr <device_name>'.
device_name:The device (drive) on which you want to write a new master boot record. The name can be obtained from the output of the map command. An example of a device name is:
\Device\HardDisk0.

Last edited by arunshivanandan; 09-13-2003 at 08:15 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:29 AM   #5
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Good luck with blaster and other beautiful thingies Lixux lacks...:P
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:27 PM   #6
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I have the same problem, I try windows but end up booting into Linux because everything I do is there.

Oh well I'll leave it there for airport security.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:29 PM   #7
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Smile Thks

only in put in the command line fixmbr and all fixed, thanks again
 
Old 11-09-2008, 12:29 AM   #8
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I had a problem with grub too after i removed my linux so i wrote a tutorial on really how to get it off completely so it doesnt load at all!
http://rapidshare.com/files/16202562...Guide.txt.html of cource i suppose you have your windoze installation disk
 
  


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