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Old 11-08-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Removing Debian Installer using Windows

Hi everyone.
I am currently using Windows XP but I want to become a Linux user. I want to have a multiboot system configured in my computer. My first step was trying to install Debian Etch from Windows so I downloaded Debian-Installer Loader for win32 from this site:
The installation always fails so I need to use another method. Now every time I reboot my computer a menu appears to choose between Debian installer initialization or Windows. How can I remove it without to cause any damage and proceed to the correct installation?

Thanks in Advance.
Old 11-08-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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Where did the installation fail?

The way you describe it, it sounds like that installer might have put a boot loader in the MBR. You can restore the MBR using the Windows install CD (recovery mode) but--if you are going to set up dual-boot, it is not necessary.

You need to create space for Linux--often by re-sizing the Windows partition. This could be a reason for failure, since I don't think that installer can re-size the Windows partition while running from it.

Please give more details on how the install fails and on the configuration of the computer---eg harddrives, partitions, etc.

AND, be sure any important data is backed up before any more changes to your disk. (Stuff happens)
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hope this helps.
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As stated by pixellany, you can fix your MBR via the Windows install disc.

If Debian Etch failed you, give Lenny(Testing) a try.


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