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Old 11-01-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Can i remove suse from dual-boot


HI,
I would like to remove SUSE if possable from my dual boot running XP Home. It will not recognise my Canon Printer so i wish to remove suse

or maybe find another distro that will like my canon ip1500 printer

If i delete the linux patitions will i be able to run xp still
i am afraid i might bugger things up

I dont want to re format my hard drive

i think i will stick with XP rather that move to windows 7
as xp suits me at the moment from what i ned to do.

I do like another members suggestion to install or run linux from a memory stick before you install to hard disk

patrick
 
Old 11-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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http://www.google.com/linux?q=canon+ip1500 <-- Have you looked here for any solutions or directions yet?
 
Old 11-01-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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Try to follow that thread: Canon PIXMA iP3600 HOWTO.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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If the above method will help report it in the mentioned thread.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 05:40 AM   #5
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THANKS FOR THE LINKS TO HELP ME WITH MY IP1500 PRINTER
BUT I WOULD LIKE A CHANGE FROM SUSE
SO YES I WOULD LIKE TO OVERIGHT SUSE OR BEST TO REMOVE LINUX
SO I CAN JUST LEAVE XP ON THIS PC.
AND INSTALL A LINUX DISTRO ON MY OTHER PC

Patrick GW1SXN
 
Old 11-03-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314458

Above is a detailed explanation from the microsoft site on how to remove Linux and install xp. Since you already have xp installed, you can skip the last half of the page.

I've never used it so at your own risk, it is microsoft?
 
Old 11-03-2009, 11:19 AM   #7
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In your first post you asked about the other distributions that allow to use your printer. Mr-Bisquit and me -- we tried to help you to install that printer in the present distribution. It's always better to repair system than to change it -- if it's possible.

In your fifth post you stated that your goal is to remove Linux at all. The recipe pointed by yancek assumes you want to install Windows from scratch. Instead of it you could keep Windows removing only Linux. To do it is enough to change Linux partitions types into Windows ones (FAT32 or NTFS) and then format them using Windows. For you it'll be easier to use the program such as GParted Live than fdisk recommended by Microsoft. At the end fix MBR using your Windows system.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 02:33 PM   #8
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you could use the windows installation cd, complete the process and when it asks which partition to use for the installation you could select the linux partion and delete it. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DELETE THE WINDOWS PARTITION. Usually M$crosoft will show linux partitions as UNKNOWN. good luck. if you need further help let me know.
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