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i've found a lot of threads about uninstalling linux, but these all seem geared towards a dual boot on 1 physical disk.
My situation is as follows :
- 1 disk (hda) : WinXP (two partitions)
- 1 disk (hdb) : Linux (root ; /usr ; /swap and maybe even some more)+ 'shared' partition (FAT32)
A couple of months ago I installed Mdk10.0 (Community) and I want to get rid of it now. I want my 2nd disk to be fully accesible under WinXP (yes it's time to format that baby again so I need a temporary backup-disk, after which I will install another distro)
Since this installation was my first 'close encounter' with Linux, i pretty much let the installer choose all options, so the only thing I know is my dual boot is managed through LILO.
Am I right in suggesting that LILO resides somewhere on hdb (root), and that the linux-installer changed the MBR of hda so that it would point to this place?
I thought common procedure is to :
1. go into winxp recovery en 'fixmbr'
2. reboot with linux-cd, delete all partitions, exit installer
(or is it the other way round? first delete all partitions and then fixmbr?)
I also read somewhere that running '/sbin/lilo -u' would do the same thing?
Is this right?
Will this also work on a dual boot with two different physical disks?
Thx everyone who had the patience to read through this entire post,
I hope I learn something about all this dual-boot stuff.