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Old 11-07-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation How do i COMPLETELY uninstall Linux and GRUB?


I tried to uninstall Suse 9.2 by deleting the partition from the winxp setup but the system won't boot now... I dont know what to do with the bootloader. Without any bootloader winxp won't start. ANy ideas?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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Boot to a windows CD and do fixmbr at the prompt, that'll give you a windows MBR.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 08:35 AM   #3
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nop, that gives me nothing... i tried fixmbr fixboot and bootconfig options from the system recovery but nothing. what now? any other idea?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 08:39 AM   #4
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you could try booting with a windows bootdisk and then fdisk/mbr
 
Old 11-08-2004, 10:13 AM   #5
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exactly

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Originally posted by wrat
you could try booting with a windows bootdisk and then fdisk/mbr
Then after that you can use fdisk or partition magic to get rid of the linux partitions, format and your set.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 02:25 PM   #6
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reformat your drive, thats the easyest way.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 02:30 PM   #7
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reformat your drive, thats the easyest way.
that'll stop you booting if you don't fix the mbr first.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 02:31 PM   #8
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boot off cd then reformat.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:44 AM   #9
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i have 2 partitions. one for windows (which has linux at the moment ) and one where i keep my backup. Is there any possible way to install windows without formating the backup partition? i really need what is in there (its 80 GB) so i cant format or write ALL this data to dvd's. It's kinda impossible. i tried fixmbr again fixboot too but nothing...
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:17 AM   #10
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Do you want to uninstall Linux? (Why? ¿? )
If yes:
I guess that the backup partition has a win$hit filesystem, am i right?
1) Use a program like: QtParted http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft.../QtParted.html
You´ve 2 partitions, so:
# Format the linux partition to NTFS/FAT
# Or If you want to keep linux, and have free space on the backup partition, make some room for win$hit there(create a new partition).
2)Put the WinXP cd and install it again, or reinstall it, whatever.
This will take care of the MBR.
Now you´re set,
If you didn´t deleted the linux partition, then:
Put the Fedora cd there and type: linux rescue (or something like that)
Done,
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:37 AM   #11
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well forget it... tomorrow morning i am going to buy a new HD so i will install winblows in the one and linux in the other.. thx anyway..
 
  


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