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I installed redhat 8 on my seconc hdisk D. I use GRUB booter and everything was fine. I have WinXP installed on C. I decided yesterday to remove redhat from D. I use Partition Magic to format D and its linux partitions and make it an NTFS partition. Everething was just fine. Windows saw the new disk (D) and i was able to copy anything i want in it. I make a restart and.... when i wait to begin the winxp boot, the GRUB shell mode appear and i couldnt do anything except reboot. I try to remove hdisk D from the PC and nothing. I reinstall redhat and now everything is fine again. BUT I want to remove linux from my pc. Can anyone help me out?
Well the truth is that there shouldn't be a D: drive if it has Linux on it because Linux uses root (/) as well as other partitions like /home or /var, if you installed them as separate partitions, otherwise it would all be under root /. The idea of a D drive is only possible on Microsoft.
Do you remember if you installed GRUB on the master boot record (MBR)?
Or did you install it on the boot sector?
I have a similar question. I have a laptop that I installed RH 8.0 on, and after some tinkering, got it to work pretty well, except that it does not recognize my PCM-CIA Nic card. Anyway, I like RH and Linux, but I don't have time to mess with it right now. At this time, I would like to uninstall it or format the drive so I can reinstall some flavor of Windows on it: I have some studying to do that requires Windows. If I go to the command prompt and type "fdisk/mbr" will this format the drive, or should I just type fdisk at the command prompt? Thanks for your time and trouble in advance!
I was able to format the drive using the Win98 startup disk, blowing away the non-DOS partitions set up by RedHat, then setting up a DOS partition, then running format C: Thanks for the assistance! I look forward to the time when I'm able to continue learning about Linux!