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Old 01-11-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
laneo
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Uninstalling openSUSE 10.2


ive been using openSUSE 10 and its taken up more space than i wanted it to, and i just dont want it on my computer anymore, but i do plan on using it later when i get a new PC. Im dual-booting with grub using openSUSE 10 and windows xp home edition, on openSUSE's website it says to go through YAST and delete the linux partitions and reset the bootloader, but im totally new to this type of thing so can someone help, heres some screenshots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...creenshot1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...creenshot2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...creenshot3.jpg


id appreciate some help, thanks.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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I would say to do this:

1) Boot with a windows disk into recovery mode. Then type fixmbr or with an old windows 98 boot disk you can do fdisk /mbr. This should restore the windows boot loader so you can only boot into Windows.

2) Download and use the GParted Live CD to delete the linux partitions and to grow your Windows partition to take up as much space as you want it to.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 06:58 AM   #3
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dont have a windows xp disk. Why cant i just do it with YAST, it says on openSUSE's website that you can do it that way, why not? or could i just use Sony viao recovery cds and clean my hard drive and restore my computer to how it was the day when we bought it. would that work?
 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:50 AM   #4
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dont have a windows xp disk. Why cant i just do it with YAST, it says on openSUSE's website that you can do it that way, why not? or could i just use Sony viao recovery cds and clean my hard drive and restore my computer to how it was the day when we bought it. would that work?
well i did that, and it all worked out fine. but thanks for your input.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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dont have a windows xp disk. Why cant i just do it with YAST, it says on openSUSE's website that you can do it that way, why not?
I looked at the openSuse website. That's interesting, I didn't realize YAST could do that. Usually what happens is people delete all the linux partitions, then reboot to get to windows and are met with a blank grub> prompt. It looks like SUSE 9.0+ allows for YAST to do the restoration of the master boot record...
 
  


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