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Old 08-23-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
parannah
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deleting linux


hey, i was wondering, i wanted to remove my linux from my drive.. i currently have it as a dual boot on my 250 gb hard drive. how do i go about doing this. i cant seem to find my windows xp install disk, so i cant repartition it, so how do i do it...

ive made an xp boot disk. didn't do shit, going to try the linux boot disk.. and if that dont work, then im stumped
 
Old 08-23-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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use a windows 98 boot disk

www.bootdisk.com i think
 
Old 08-23-2004, 08:58 PM   #3
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use knoppix.....
knoppix 3.4 has a program called qtparted.
it can delete one of the partitons, and expand the other partiton to consume the whole disk.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 09:27 PM   #4
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XP has partition software and it can fix the mbr.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 09:32 PM   #5
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Erase grub

In Xp open a terminal and type fdisk \mbr and that should erase grub and you will be able to use windows...it think.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 10:56 PM   #6
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In Xp open a terminal and type fdisk \mbr and that should erase grub and you will be able to use windows...it think.
then install either GRUB, LILO, or whatever the h3ll XP uses.. you will need a boot loader on the mbr though. (unless messin with first partiton sector stuff)
 
Old 08-24-2004, 01:24 AM   #7
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ITs

fdisk /mbr

And this will rewrite the master boot record and windows will boot normally.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 04:42 AM   #8
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Don't bother downloading Knoppix. Download System Rescue CD (much smaller download, only 100 MB, good CD to have even if you are going to stick with Windows), boot into the CD, at the boot prompt type

fb800

then, answer any questions it may ask you. Then, when you get to a prompt, type in run_qtparted.

There, you have a partition magic clone that works just as good. Delete all the Linux partitions and expand the Windows partition over the whole drive. MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS BOOTLOADER IS INSTALLED BEFORE DOING THIS OR THE SYSTEM WILL NOT BOOT WITHOUT SOME KIND OF BOOT CD OR DISK
 
  


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