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Old 07-27-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
Floybobcartmel
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Angry How to get Suse completely off my Computer


Could someone provide detailed instructions on how to remove SuSE 10.3 from my dual boot computer (Windows vista home edition) such that I won't do any permanent damage? From some preliminary googling, I understand that I need to worry about the master boot record... I really have no idea how to do this. Wanted to try to use linux with Vista without partitioning but couldnt now everytime I start up it still gives me the option to open suse I want it gone but dont have a clue. Any suggestions on Linux without partioning or being totaly dedicated to linux, would like to try to learn it slowly.

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Old 07-27-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314458 applies even though it says it is for XP. Just be careful to only clear down the partitions with Linux on them.
 
Old 07-27-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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Are you booting from vista or Opensuse? The solution will be different if you're usisng Grub than w/vista bootloader. Dual-booting, separate partitions?
 
Old 07-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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If you remove Suse 10.3 and have trouble with the mbr and do not have a windows cd you can use a ubuntu live cd to recover your windows mbr.

http://www.arsgeek.com/2008/01/15/ho...ubuntu-livecd/
 
Old 07-27-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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If you want to learn Linux without partitioning at first, then you can download the free and open source VirtualBox. This will allow you to run a Linux from within Vista.

http://www.virtualbox.org/.

Basically it is like a program that behaves like a computer within your computer. Within it you can install operating systems and use them while still running windows.
 
Old 07-27-2008, 08:11 PM   #6
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The easiest way is to set your boot default to windows then set your timeout to 1 or 2 seconds. Then take masking tape and cover the monitor where the Suse 10.3 shows briefly on the grub menu. In time you should be able to forget you have Suse on your computer.
 
Old 07-27-2008, 08:14 PM   #7
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When you've fixed up the HDD, try a few of the LiveCDs available. These run purely off the CD drive, so they won't affect your MS system. Performance will obviously be a bit slower, but its a good way to test drive Linux.
Have a look at distrowatch.com .
 
Old 07-27-2008, 08:31 PM   #8
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This method works if you are using the opensuse bootloader (grub or lilo)

In Vista:
right click My Computer, select Manage. Select disk management (or something to that effect), remove the partitions created by opensuse.

Boot from vista recovery disk, open up cmd line.

enter this:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

restart

done.

Hope that helps.
 
  


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