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Old 10-05-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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"Uninstalling" Ubuntu Linux


I haven't used Linux in months, and have finally tried playing around with it again. I installed Ubuntu, and dual booted it with XP Prof. It's working great, but I want to remove it and start over. How would I go about removing Grub and start using the Windows bootloader again? I think grub is installed at the MBR and my Linux installation is on a separate partition. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 11:17 PM   #2
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This is actually a Windows question, not a Linux question

Anyway try this: http://www.linuxgazette.com/node/9944

If it doesn't work google for 'Restore Windows MBR' or something similar or post to a Windows messageboard
 
Old 10-05-2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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That was exactly what I needed! Thanks a lot. I didn't realize this was a Windows problem, but thanks!
 
Old 10-06-2005, 12:20 AM   #4
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I didn't realize this was a Windows problem, but thanks!
No probs. what I meant was that to 'uninstall' Linux you format the Linux partition(s) and blank out the MBR to remove the Linux bootloader. At that point all traces of Linux are gone from your system. However a computer without some kind of bootloader is no use so you then have to restore the Windows bootloader using some mechanism of Windows, so that's why its a Windows problem.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 02:58 AM   #5
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To restore the windoze mbr open a command screen and type
fdisk /mbr
this should restore it and then you can reformat the ubuntu partition ny you like
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:12 AM   #6
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Unhappy can anyone help me?

I want to uninstall my ubuntu windows from my computer and change it into microsoft windows xp, since im more familiarized in microsoft windows, but don't know how to do it, i already have a microsoft xp cd installer but hesitating to load it coz i'm afraid i might broke the systems or settings of my computer. Please can anyone help me?
 
Old 07-12-2006, 02:49 AM   #7
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Trish_22

Simply load your XP cd and when it asks if you want to format the drive, simply do so and XP will take over the whole drive. Ubuntu will be gone and only windows will be installed.

By the way, in the future, please post in normal text. Large and blue looks like you are shouting.

Hope this helps

Bob
 
Old 07-12-2006, 03:09 AM   #8
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Smile Thank you Bob...

Thanks Bob! i'll do that as soon as i got home, anyway sorry for the exaggerated post just want to catch anyone's attention re-my problem.

Thanks and God bless!!
 
Old 07-12-2006, 03:18 AM   #9
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Smile another question...

ive got another question bob, how would i know if my cpu is compatible to a new ASUS cd rom that i'm planning to install, coz the cpu is originally has no cd rom installed in it, and i want to upgrade and install one. The cables for example that i do not know if it fits in my motherboard inserts area if that's what you call that thing sorry if i sound funny, to tell you honestly i don't know much about computers.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 03:52 AM   #10
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I don't know how old your computer is, but the CPU is not directly related to the cd rom. CD Rom drives are normally IDE connections (thin connectors about two inches long) and will be compatible with almost all motherboards less than 12-15 years old.
The BIOS will normally recognize it automatically if it is installed correctly. Just make sure the power connector is connected correctly or you could fry your motherboard. Luckily, they usually only connect one way.

Bob
 
Old 07-12-2006, 09:51 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot! hope u'll never get tired or answering my questions!

Thanks again and God bless!
 
Old 06-24-2008, 06:34 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tkedwards View Post
This is actually a Windows question, not a Linux question

Anyway try this: http://www.linuxgazette.com/node/9944

If it doesn't work google for 'Restore Windows MBR' or something similar or post to a Windows messageboard
Note - the link moved to here:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/9944


thanks for the info

crab
 
  


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