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Old 03-21-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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debian uninstallation


Hi
My debian installation wasn't very successful and I want to do an uninstallation. I was just wondering what are the steps to uninstall the OS and are there anything that I need to be aware of?

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Old 03-21-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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Just delete/format the partition(s)
If a bootloader is install in the MBR you may need to remove that as well(if you don't intend to reinstall Linux)
 
Old 03-21-2004, 11:50 AM   #3
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Does deleting all the Linux partition(s) also remove the bootloader in the MBR? or are there any additional steps I need to perform to remove the bootloader?


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Old 03-21-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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No deleting these partitions won't affect the bootloader in the MBR, how you can remove it will depend on what's left in your system, if you have Windows you can boot with a win98 bootdisk and restore it with "fdisk /mbr".

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Old 03-21-2004, 11:55 AM   #5
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fdisk /mbr
delete debian partitions
u just killed a penguin
 
Old 03-21-2004, 12:12 PM   #6
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I have winxp but I don't have win98 bootdisk. Is there any other way to fdisk/mbr? I have debian custom bootdisk, will it work?

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Old 03-21-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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Boot with the winxp cd, and do "fixmbr" in the recovery console.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 12:23 PM   #8
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http://www.bootdisk.com/
 
Old 03-21-2004, 02:12 PM   #9
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if you install winxp now, its loader will take over the mbr I believe ---
 
  


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