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Old 08-19-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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dual booting linux


I must have accidentally installed Ubuntu alongside of windows 7. how do I remove Ubuntu? I already have a dual-boot for Ubuntu.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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I must have accidentally installed Ubuntu alongside of windows 7
What exactly does that mean "must have", either you did or you didn't. You would have to give us a little more to work with like the type of installation for starters. One hard drive? multiple drives? installed Ubuntu on its own partition? wubi install? Are you using the Ubuntu Grub bootloader to boot both Ubuntu and windows? Are you using the Ubuntu booloader from your other Ubuntu install to boot everything? If so, you need to repair the bootloader and get windows on the mbr first. Can you post drive/partition information booting the other Ubuntu and running: sudo fdisk -l(lower case Letter L in the command).
 
Old 08-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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I installed it using wubi.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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You should be able to see Ubuntu or wubi in the Program Files in windows as it is simply installed as a program inside windows. Remove it in the same manner you remove other windows programs. You can go to the Ubuntu Wiki site at the link below for detailed instructions, just scroll down to Uninstallation:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
 
Old 08-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #5
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Which one is the one you are trying to remove? the wubi innstalation or the installation you have dualbooting right from the bare metal in your machine?

If you want to remove the wubi installation it will be easier, just go into the add and remove software under windows control panel.

If you want to remove the installation you have in your computers hard drive, that will be messy because you will likely mess up your boot-loader, so if you delete that partition be prepare to repair the booting process using your windows install DVD.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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I believe it is a partition that was created. but won't it not mess up the bootloader since the beginning of the windows partition is still the same?
 
Old 08-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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You're not being very clear in your responses as to whether you want to remove the wubi install of Ubuntu which you can do by going to the Control Panel and Add/Remove programs as suggested above. My understanding of a wubi install is that it puts an entry in the windows boot file so that you have an Ubuntu entry. Might be better just to read the Ubuntu Wubi Guide at the link below which explains it all:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
 
  


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