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Old 11-08-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
yashmik
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I have Mepis32 installed, but it crashed and will not load at startup.
How can I uninstall it or delete it? I have a dual boot, as I am using XP as well...I am afraid if I delete the GRUB I will not be able to boot to windows.. can anyone help with the uninstallation of Linux?
 
Old 11-08-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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If you don't want to use it anymore, just leave it alone.
If you want a new distro, install over the top.
If you want to reclaim the space, use GParted to remove the linux partition and expand the XP partition.
 
Old 11-08-2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by yashmik View Post
I have Mepis32 installed, but it crashed and will not load at startup.
How can I uninstall it or delete it? I have a dual boot, as I am using XP as well...I am afraid if I delete the GRUB I will not be able to boot to windows.. can anyone help with the uninstallation of Linux?
Put installation Linux cd in.
When it ask you about disk partition- delete all the "LINUX" partition including swap. It should show it as free space.
Reboot you computer with XP cd in.
Go on recovery console run these
1-fixboot
2-fixmbr

And reboot machine. From window you can now see ex-linux disk space format it as you wish.

By the way If you just reinstall linux I would take care of every thing including dual boot.
You will be happy using both Linux-Win.

Thanks.
 
  


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