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Old 07-30-2007, 02:01 AM   #1
kirang001
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Uninstall Suse Linux 10 from dual boot system


Hi,

As I was trying to install sles10 on a already xp installed system, i just mistakenly given the installation partition as that of xp. So, now i am fixed up with the system not even booting as it may have got corrupted the boot loader. Since, XP and SLES10 are installed on the same drive (C the system doesn't boot. Now, I am also in a confused state for how to uninstall linux from the same drive.

Please let me know the detailed steps whether how to uninstall or get the linux uninstalled and further install it on a new partition. If formatting the drive is that required, I am worried about the data loss. Thank you in advance....
 
Old 07-30-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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If the installation proceeded with the target drive set to your current windows installation, it would have already formatted the drive. It is not possible to "uninstall" an operating system. In order to replace an OS, you just overwrite it with a new one just like a fresh installation.
 
Old 07-31-2007, 08:05 AM   #3
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But it hasn't done anything like that. It simply installed on the C Drive only taking some space. Now, the system is booting with 2 OS's. Now, what can I do to uninstall the Linux from C Drive and install it on some other partition without formatting C Drive. Thank you in advance.
 
Old 07-31-2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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How did you determine it installed on the C drive only taking space? In order to install, it would need to be an ext2/ext3/reiser/etc. filesystem, and Windows cannot run from one of those. Can you boot both SuSE and Windows?
 
Old 08-01-2007, 04:47 AM   #5
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How did you determine it installed on the C drive only taking space? In order to install, it would need to be an ext2/ext3/reiser/etc. filesystem, and Windows cannot run from one of those. Can you boot both SuSE and Windows?
Ofcourse, yes. That is what I was surprised. When I started the system the next day, it was having some problem while booting showing blank screen. After waiting for another 6 hours or so, I again booted the system which has shown me the GRUB loader. It seems that it had made some partitions with in C Drive to be ext3. It worked. But again the same problem occurred me the next day when I started the system showing blank screen. Can you guide me what to do further to avaoid such happenings. As of now, I don't want to uninstall XP.
 
  


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