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Old 12-22-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
vikas_m_87
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Lightbulb help wid removin fedora core 6


i m new 2 fedora world.
last week i installed fedora core 6 in my system..
i had 2 OS n my system.. XP n fedora..
after installin fedora i tried removin xp, vch i cudnt.
nw m nt able 2 boot xp.
can ne1 tell me hw shd i remove fedora frm my comp..
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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Good grief: please obtain a working keyboard so you can write a literate question.

Lets see if I can decipher what you wrote...

You have installed fedora core 6 as a dual-boot with Windows XP.
You have tried to remove XP - and failed. Now your system won't boot.
You think that removing Fedora Core will solve this.

This is unlikely and depends a great deal on how you attempted to remove windows. We'll end up having to "rescue" your system... if you hae a windows rescue CD, you may be able to get a bootable windows install by using the "fixboot"(?) tool. But that relies on your XP-removal efforts being 100% ineffective. If they were even partially effective, then this could just make matters worse.

When you tried to remove XP, how did you go about this?
After you installed FC6, were you able to boot to either operating system?
Are you able to boot fedora?

But before you reply, get that keyboard problem fixed.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 12-22-2007 at 12:40 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 02:29 AM   #3
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How did you attempt to remove XP?

So you do not want to have XP on your computer any more, or do you still want to be able to boot into your previous installation of XP?

IF (you want to keep your current installation of XP on your computer)
THEN insert an installation CD for XP and boot from it and select rescue mode
use options like fixmbr and/or fixboot (read what options say)
IF(you want to keep your 1 week old installation of fedora)
THEN insert the fedora installation CD and boot from it
use "linux rescue" mode
enter commands "chroot /mnt/sysimage"
"grub-install /hda"
ENDIF
ENDIF

The important thing to realize is that you want to recover XP booting first, then fedora booting. Fedora recognizes you may want to keep XP. XP does not recognize fedora and assumes you want the entire HD for XP.

You may also want to post to justlinux.com and http://fedoraforum.org/

Linuxquestions is normally a friendly, welcoming place, but in this case perhaps you will be better treated elsewhere.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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i am able to boot fedora.
earlier whn i had xp i could boot either OS.
after dat i formatted d c drive in whch i had xp as d drive was infected wid virus.
after doing this i am not able 2 install xp back on to my sytem.
as i told u dat i m not quite familiar wid linux i want to get back to windows.
so i thnk removing fedora would be the rite option.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 07:55 AM   #5
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i tried bootin frm d xp cd vch i have..
bt i just get d msg.. INPECTING UR HARDWARE SETTINGS.. r somthn..
after dat i get a blank page..n den i hv 2 boot again.. its not workin..
can ne1 tellme how to remove d linux partion on vch i have installed fedora..
 
Old 12-23-2007, 12:59 AM   #6
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If I understand correctly, you formatted drive C: on which you had xp installed

I would think your xp installation is now gone, and that you now want to reinstall xp, and do not want fedora on the computer anymore.

If that is the case, then you can reformat the entire hard drive and use the xp installation CD you have.

It is interesting that you could not format the hard drive and install xp using the xp installation CD you have.

When you begin to boot your computer, use one of the function keys (F8 or F10 or ....) and enter the BIOS settings. Make sure that you have set your BIOS to boot from the CD drive first. Your BIOS settings may incorrectly be set to boot from the hard drive first, in which case it will look in the boot sector and find grub, which normally allows you to select to boot into xp or fedora. You may have broken grub during all of the changes you have made so far, and that is why you are getting a blank screen.

Once you make sure that your BIOS settings attempt to first boot from the CD drive, you should be able to use your xp installation CD to format the hard drive (which will get rid of fedora) and then reinstall xp.

If your BIOS settings are already correct, and your xp installation CD still ends with a blank sceen, you can go to the following web page and download an xp setup boot disk (diskette) and use it to prepare your hard drive for reinstallation of xp, if you have a diskette drive.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994

Hope this helps.

Last edited by ehawk; 12-23-2007 at 01:00 AM. Reason: elaborated explanation
 
Old 12-23-2007, 09:48 AM   #7
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vikas_m_87: please fix that keyboard problem. It is hard work reading what you post.
ehawk: over to you... I find I have less tolerance for these semi literate posts than I used to. Good luck and have fun.
 
  


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