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Old 01-15-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
fpmm25
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Unistall Mandrake 9.0 & reinstall WinME


Hi,

I have a Toshiba SAtellie 1700.
I used to have windows me on with Linux Mandrake. I went into fdisk with the boot disk and accidently deleted windows me. So now, I only have Mandrake 9.0 only on it and want to be able to uninstall Mandrake 9.0 and put win me using my recovery disk.

I have tried using fdisk/mbr and tried deleting that way but couldn't. Is the way of doing this without having to buy third party software or if there is no choice what could you recommed for third party software.

Please advise
 
Old 01-15-2005, 04:42 AM   #2
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Where did you try "fdisk /mbr"? With a DOS/Windows boot disk or in Linux. Because that is a DOS command.

What I usually do in that situation is use the linux fdisk program. Delete all the partitions, write the table (very important), and then reboot with the windows boot CD in the drive. It will take it from there and even should give you the option to repartition the drive and leave space for linux at the end.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 04:51 AM   #3
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I tried with the Window me boot disk. However I don't want to leave space for linux, as I have a 10gb drive and I wanted if possible to delete linux off completely.

Where can I get the linux fdisk program. As the disks I used to install Mandrake, I bought from a magazine and it doesn't have that on the disk.

Do you have any more suggestions?
 
Old 01-15-2005, 05:29 AM   #4
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If you don't have any data to save, reboot with the win me bootdisk and use it's fdisk programs to delete all the partitions (make sure you get the data you want to save from Mandrake first) and create a new primary partition. Then install win me
 
  


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