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Old 06-21-2003, 08:33 AM   #1
javanicus
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HEEELP: restoring system


This is the first time ever in my live i use linux.. totally newbie..

I've managed to install Mandrake 9.1 in my XP system (the KDE looks very nice, btw ), and make it boots from floppy each time my system starts... and let me choose OS from there (what is the name, LILO?)

Now I've decided to install mandrake 9.1 to my other PC (no Windows), removing Mandrake from my system, and restore my system the way it used to be (w/o boot from floppy: go straight to XP).

What should I do? Use FDISK? i am afffrrraaaaaaiiidd that i could somehow wipe off all my data...

HEEELLLPP!!
 
Old 06-21-2003, 08:51 AM   #2
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i doubt xp can actually remove non M$ file systems (never has up until then at least) so i'd say use the mandrake cd's to boot to resuce mode, and then use fdisk to remove the linux paritions from the drive. as long as the windows partition is still marked as bootable then that won't be at all affected. to get rid of lilo, boot to windows and run "fdisk /mbr" in a dos prompt.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 09:03 AM   #3
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What if I use Partition Magic 8 to remove the Mandrake Partition? Would it work? And... typing 'fixmbr' from XP recovery console would remove lilo and my system goes back to normal, right?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 09:19 AM   #4
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yeah you can use partition magic... or you can just yuse your existing mandarke cd's....

Never heard of fixmbr before....
 
Old 06-21-2003, 10:34 AM   #5
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ok i'll try. Thanx
 
  


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