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Old 10-16-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Red face how do i bring back windows


how do i bring back windows it was intalled on my hard dirve now it is gone i think suse pro 9.1 deleted it but it may have not how do i enter in glub the windows thing

i used to hit f10 to bring windows up now that don't work any more

and if i have to use a windows xp cd. do i just put the cd in the cd-rom at boot up and format the h-d or is it going to fook up and blow up my h-d







thxs for any help
 
Old 10-16-2004, 07:49 PM   #2
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You could try typing fdisk -l (that's dash, lower case L) at the command line to show all disk partitions. If Windows is still there, it should show up as a separate partition, in addition to the Linux and Linux swap partitions, I think.

Re-installing Windows from the CD won't do any damage to your system. You'll probably need to re-partition the HDD first.

Last edited by Robhogg; 10-16-2004 at 07:51 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Robhogg
You could try typing fdisk -l (that's dash, lower case L) at the command line to show all disk partitions. If Windows is still there, it should show up as a separate partition, in addition to the Linux and Linux swap partitions, I think.

Re-installing Windows from the CD won't do any damage to your system. You'll probably need to re-partition the HDD first.
now were trying to delete suse off the thing we have been trying to this all day

but we have not tryd that yet
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:23 PM   #4
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enter ur windows xp cd and enter the recovery console and type fixmbr
or use a startup disk and type fdisk /mbr
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:30 PM   #5
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If you ever re-install Windows from a dual booting system, it will overwrite your boot manager and take over the MBR (master boot record), then you will need to resetup your boot manager to even see the linux partions.

in order to reinstall windows over any linux distrobution you will need to repartion your hard drive and then deal w/ it. Boot into your distro's cd and then delete the linux partion, reboot and then install windows just like you always do.

let me know if you need more thoughts... in dual-booting, always setup windows first
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:16 PM   #6
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If you ever re-install Windows from a dual booting system, it will overwrite your boot manager and take over the MBR (master boot record), then you will need to resetup your boot manager to even see the linux partions.

in order to reinstall windows over any linux distrobution you will need to repartion your hard drive and then deal w/ it. Boot into your distro's cd and then delete the linux partion, reboot and then install windows just like you always do.

let me know if you need more thoughts... in dual-booting, always setup windows first
i wanna take suse off for EVER!
 
Old 11-15-2004, 02:06 PM   #7
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