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Old 01-31-2003, 11:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Uninstalling Redhat 8


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?

Sorry about my english... I am from Greece
 
Old 01-31-2003, 11:18 AM   #2
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There is no life without Linux. I'm afraid that I can't answer your question.
 
Old 01-31-2003, 11:24 AM   #3
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You cant because you dont know. Or you cant because yow dont want to?
 
Old 01-31-2003, 01:19 PM   #4
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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?
 
Old 01-31-2003, 01:22 PM   #5
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Also is the second HD jumper with Linux on it manually set as a slave?

Maybe list the contents of:

/ect/grub.conf

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Old 01-31-2003, 02:26 PM   #6
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go to your command prompt in dos, type >> fdisk/mbr
this should fix the problem.
***linux is better, doesn't mean its for everyone***
 
Old 01-31-2003, 03:26 PM   #7
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Actually, with WinXP you need to get to your repair console or to the fixmbr program. But since you can't boot to WinXP, you will hopefully find these utilities on your install CD.

If you have a Win98 boot diskette, you might try booting with that and entering:

fdisk /mbr

from the A: prompt.
 
Old 01-31-2003, 05:34 PM   #8
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"Do you remember if you installed GRUB on the master boot record (MBR)?
Or did you install it on the boot sector?"

I have install it on the master boot record

"Also is the second HD jumper with Linux on it manually set as a slave?"

Yes

"fdisk /mbr "

I will try it now.... we will see...
 
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If it doesn't work than still show us the result from: cat /etc/grub.conf
 
Old 02-01-2003, 05:38 AM   #10
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It works man. Thanks !!
 
Old 02-27-2003, 07:36 PM   #11
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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!
 
Old 02-27-2003, 07:49 PM   #12
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You need a Microsoft/DOS version of fdisk, eg from a Win98 floppy disk, then the command after booting from floppy is fdisk /mbr.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 11:50 AM   #13
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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!
 
  


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