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Old 07-22-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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Uninstalling Suse Linux 10.0


Hi All,
I have already spent many hours searching form answers, although there are many, none have worked for me yet.

I have a Dell Laptop old Inspiron 1100
Only Suse Linux 10.0 is installed.
It is using Grub command line

I need to install windows on it.

The system does not allow me to auto run any disks at boot up.
I do not have access to the Root...
I have tried to delete the partitions using YaST, but it will not let me delete them all.
Currently I have in the partitioner:
/dev/hdc 74.5 GB Toshiba-MK026GaX 0 9728
/dev/hdc2 73.5 GB Linux native / 128 9728
I could restore to yesturday when I had a Swap partition too.

I am completely stuck

 
Old 07-22-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by chiquado
The system does not allow me to auto run any disks at boot up.
It won't let you boot from a CD? You sure?

What did you do to install Suse?
 
Old 07-22-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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Check your BIOS... Make sure its' first boot is set to CDROM/DVDROM

Last edited by thloh85; 07-22-2007 at 08:27 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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1. Not to get into to much details, but its my uncles laptop given to My computer illeterate Dad who can not handle using linux and wants Windows.
2. I can seem to get into the Bios....
I hit F2 at start up like I am supposed to, and then the Grub begins to load, then there is a very pixeled screen that flashes once then it is off to loading
 
Old 07-22-2007, 09:09 PM   #5
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I am working on flashing the bios FYI
 
Old 07-22-2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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I assume your uncle probably had to access the BIOS to install Suse...

Have you tried sticking a CD in there to see if the BIOS is already configured? Can you ask your uncle?
 
Old 07-22-2007, 09:29 PM   #7
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yah the bios is not set up for CD first. My uncle lives on the other side of the US than me. Much thanks for the help
 
  


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