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Old 08-12-2008, 05:46 PM   #1
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Post How do I uninstall Ubuntu and Grub loader from a dual boot system?


Hi,
I have dual booted Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron onto my old pc that already has Windows XP home user installed. Before I install Ubuntu to my main computer I want to know how to uninstall Ubuntu & the Grub loader, leaving the Windows XP intact and working.
The computer is a home built pc;
AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz processor
Maxtor 6Y120MO 120 Gb HDD
1 Gb RAM
Windows XP SP3 on 90% of the HDD & Ubuntu 8.04.1 on 10%

If uninstalling Ubuntu is difficult or inadvisable, would I be better off purchasing a second HDD for my main computer and install Ubuntu onto that?
 
Old 08-12-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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Yes get a second hard disk. It will be the easiest way.

1.Add 2nd hdd
2. Install Ubuntu on that and let it install grub on the mbr.
3. Format original ubuntu partition
 
Old 08-12-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Boot up from your XP disk, if you have one, run the Recovery Console, then run fixmbr. Exit, remove CD, boot back into XP, and delete the unwanted partition.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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Thank you for both answers.
I will buy a second HDD for my main pc and load Ubuntu on that.
I will use my XP CD and recovery consol to remove Ubuntu from my old pc.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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Boot up from your XP disk, if you have one, run the Recovery Console, then run fixmbr. Exit, remove CD, boot back into XP, and delete the unwanted partition.
Brian,
Sorry but could you confirm that to delete the unwanted Ubuntu partitions, I go into <My Computer> & <Manage> then highlight the partitions and delete them from there (Computer Management)?
 
Old 08-13-2008, 02:45 PM   #6
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Control Panel => Admin. Tasks => Disk Management. Select unwanted partitions and delete. Think that's right. I only got rid of XP a fortnight ago, but I'm already forgetting Windows stuff.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
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Control Panel => Admin. Tasks => Disk Management. Select unwanted partitions and delete. Think that's right. I only got rid of XP a fortnight ago, but I'm already forgetting Windows stuff.
Thanks again Brian.
Got RID of XP...!!!
What about "Save the World - Save Win. XP?"
 
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Yeah, I actually signed that petition. Never had any trouble with XP, but I was using it less and less - so... I find Linux much more interesting.
 
  


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