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Old 09-25-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
timmy toad
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I give up !!


Am I too Old or perhaps i dont have enough time, probably both.

I have to come clean with you all, but i find this Linux a little too hard for me to sort out, although i must thank you all for your diligent help, i would have given up long ago without your help.

I shall certainly keep the CD's to hand, but for the moment i have been spoilt by Windows and it is pulling me back.

So if i can ask just one final question (I will be back) HOW CAN I SAFELY UN-INSTALL LINUX ???????????? so that i am back with Windows and without the Linux Boot Up Menu.

thanks a lot guys.

tim
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:42 PM   #2
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are you running a dual boot? you don't want to just wipe out the whole hard drive and reinstall windows?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hey timmy toad!!!

Sorry to hear your are leaving. But hey, don't feel bad about it. Linux and Windows are different and have their pro and cons. I do, believe they can leave peacefully together (or I've been watching too much X-men, lol).

A safe way to remove windows is:

1 - With PQmagic 8.0 in Windows, delete Linux partitions
2 - Boot your computer using a win 98 boot disk. At the DOS prompt, type: fdisk /MBR. That will clean your Master Boot Record Back to the original.

There might be other methods, the one above is the one I've used once

Good luck!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:14 PM   #4
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hi there mega man, it was good to chat the other day.

that was a typo i guess "a safe way to remove windows is"

I am using Win XP, using NTFS, but i guess the procedure is the same LOL.

thanks for the idea, and i 've got Partition magic as well.

A well known saying is "Gone but not forgotten"

tim
 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:58 PM   #5
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Dude you can boot off your winxp CD and go into rescue mode or whatever its called, you login and type fixboot and fixmbr and thats you

Don't feel bad man, linux/unix takes some getting used to, I tried and failed at first too Now I can do anything and love it

Later and good luck

Ohh err, or am I thinking of win2k? i'm not sure if you can do that with XP, give it a go though...

Last edited by fatgod; 09-25-2003 at 04:59 PM.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:39 PM   #6
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Thanks friend, i aint been called a DUDE before LOL, it isnt rude is it ?????????????.

LOL

tim
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:19 PM   #7
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Nah, I dont think dude is cause for offence, old geezer.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 02:09 AM   #8
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Nah, I dont think dude is cause for offence, old geezer.
ROFL i say matey, you dont know how true that is !!!!

I have just figyured out that i dont really need to delete Linux, i can change the default to Windows in LILO.CONF then i can go back to Linux whenever i feel like more brain punishment LOL.

tim
 
  


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