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Old 06-05-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Smile delete my linux in my computer which with win7 and debian?


I have already install win7 and debian linux on my thinkpad R400.
But, installing debian is a test to my computer.Now ,I think is is a good way to test in virutal machine.
So how can I delete debian linux,and protect the win7 system?
Waiting you for you reply.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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installing debian is a test to my computer
I don't know what you are saying here---Is Debian not working correctly?

If you have a typical dual-boot setup, then the Linux bootloader is in the MBR. If you remove Debian, you will need to restore the MBR using your Windows install CD.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 10:51 AM   #3
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Actually my most work is on debian linux like learning program!
But I found linux doesn't work very smooth on thinkpad R400. My cpu temperature go to be high.so I scared.
I decide finshing my work with virutal machine in win7 .
I am very and very like linux.But I hope it work well on my computer.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 11:07 AM   #4
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But I found linux doesn't work very smooth on thinkpad R400. My cpu temperature go to be high.so I scared.
This just means that you need to set up CPU frequency scaling. On my system, I had to install a package to do this.
 
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:19 AM   #5
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Ok.... may be I can do it....finding suitable package is a boring thing. But I will try...
 
Old 06-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #6
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What's so boring about it? On my old Debian Lenny system the packages are cpufreqd and cpufreq-utils. If you install them and read the man pages you should be able to figure out how to throttle your CPU up and down as needed.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 10:51 AM   #7
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to answer this guys question, just delete the all the files on the partition and reformat so Windows can use it.
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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Smile

and maybe with some live-cd, you can expand your HD again to its full size (maybe Windows can do it too, but I don't know, if you're running from it......)
(but you have to have a back-up of your critical data!!! - in the case it's going wrong)

Last edited by rubentje1991; 06-06-2010 at 12:27 PM. Reason: extra explanation
 
Old 06-06-2010, 03:49 PM   #9
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to answer this guys question, just delete the all the files on the partition and reformat so Windows can use it.
If he deletes all the files on that partition, grub will not work and Windows won't boot. Be sure there is a disk handy to fix the mbr; so that windows will boot. If I were doing this, I'd fix the mbr first, be sure that windows boots, and then change the partition type of the linux partition to ntfs or fat32.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #10
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Thanks.... first,I try to install cpufrequtil to control the CPU frequency scaling.
then. try another way.
Thanks everyone.you let me know.just deleting it is not the simplest way.
 
  


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