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Old 05-23-2001, 02:00 AM   #1
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I have decided to put Linux onto another HD and want to delete this partition and Linux with it.

Would appreciate any advise.

Jim
 
Old 05-23-2001, 05:47 AM   #2
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You want to uninstall Linux and then reinstall it on another HD? Or do you want to 'copy' the contents of your existing HD onto that of another?

Obviously, the former is a bit time-consuming!

You could try Norton Ghost. It does unfortunately run under Windows/DOS, but should be small enough to fit onto a DOS bootable floppy.

I have never used it to 'copy' a partition from one HD to another, but it does have that option. Not quite sure if it works over a LAN (if that's what you want).
 
Old 05-23-2001, 07:23 AM   #3
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RE: Un-Installing Linux

Sorry for not being clearer.

I want to uninstall Linux of my main HD, the other HD is all taken care off.

Basically just want to get it off one HD, not copy it from one to another.

Thanx
Jim
 
Old 05-23-2001, 07:44 AM   #4
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Regarding Ghost and LAN's, It works well, but you have to get your NIC's to work under Nortons DOS system. As you would expect, the FA311 by netgear doesn't work!!! Apparently there is a driver on their support site. Also I have the problem of getting my laptops PCMCIA to work under DOS, so I can't do this stuff at present. You can theoretically run it under windows, but it may not image some system files properly.
 
Old 05-23-2001, 07:55 AM   #5
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You should be able to do it using fdisk. I am unsure why everyone is talking about Norton or whatever, but fdisk is the trick.
 
Old 05-23-2001, 02:30 PM   #6
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I'm with trickykid. Use fdisk. It's simple, and it's free. I think you can also use 'format' if you have a windoze floppy around - don't remember - it's been a while since I had to use one
 
Old 05-24-2001, 05:37 AM   #7
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You can use fdisk, but if you're not entirely sure what you're doing, you really shouldn't. I use ghost simply because it's quick and easy! I originally started using it because Windows took forever to configure! On install, no version of Windows auto configures my PCI-IDE card (it too is actually onboard), therefore I must use the Motherboard CD-Rom that came with the Comp. Unfortunately, since Windows doesn't like my IDE (card?), I cannot access the CD rom in order to install the IDE drivers so that I can access my CD rom - any one see a chicken/egg scenario here? Once I finally get a base system working the way I want it, I ghost it and burn it onto a CD. Thus saving my lots of time/effort should all go remarkebly pear shaped, as is quite likely using MS software!

Anyway:

jimjim, if you've got your install CD handy - try using that. Once you've finished with the partitioning/formating you should be able to quit the install procedure (at least you can from Mandrake ). From Mandrake, you can change the partition/HD type (ext2fs / Fat32 / etc) and format it. Windows doesn't always like this, so if you're changing it to a FAT32 partition/HD, you would probably need to use the format command under DOS/Win anyway.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-24-2001, 05:39 AM   #8
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RE: Un-Installing Linux

Fdisk does not delete Linux partitions.
I thought i would post my problem here for Linux gurus to help me out, where are they cause you guys dont no anymore than i already do.

Off to another site, this has been a waste of time !!!!
 
Old 05-24-2001, 08:02 AM   #9
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Actually, jimjim, every bit of information that you recieved on this post will work. And yes, fdisk will delete a Linux partition, I've done it, so I know it can. If it didn't work for you, either you were using the crippled version of fdisk that comes with Windoze, or it is an error with the interface between the chair and the keyboard.


Don't blame us for your own inadequecies!
 
Old 05-24-2001, 08:09 AM   #10
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Man, the last time I deleted a Linux partition was with fdisk and it worked every time so far.
Must be the little magic penguins in your computer that are preventing you from deleting your Linux partition.

Oh and the thing about "you guys don't know anymore than I already do"...........At least I know how to delete a Linux partition.

[Edited by trickykid on 05-24-2001 at 08:20 AM]
 
Old 05-24-2001, 10:44 PM   #11
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I don't know what distro you have, but I just got the Linux-Mandreake Linux for Windows.

It carves out a partition on a Windows system and a boot, it asks which OS you want to boot. Windows or Linux.

Anyway, this is exactly what the manual says:


1. Delete the LNX4WIN folder in Windows
2. Boot into Dos. (From a Dos Boot Disk)
3. After boot, at the A: type fdisk/mbr
4. Remove disk and reboot.

Done!

Easy enough!

 
  


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