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Old 07-30-2004, 12:47 AM   #1
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unistalling linux with few tools available!


hey everyone out there, i have a little problem with linux my cousin just gave me his laptop which he wont be using for a while now (army stuff, heh) and it comes with linux mandrake and windows xp installed on it. i do not wish to learn to use linux frankly and i want to get rid of it but here's the catch: it has few things available, only the cds that come with it for system restore and no more (its an hp).

i wanna get rid of linux asap :P so any help is appreciated! if i uh missed some info you might need (most probably i did) ask and ill answer. thanks everyone.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:29 AM   #2
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I would first suggest you ask HIM whether it's all right for
you to remove Linux, it didn't sound like this is a gift? :)

If you don't want to use it, just don't boot it :P



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Old 07-30-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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oh, im sorry i wasnt clear, it was a gift. as i said he will be away from home for a long time, were talking years. so he dedided no use wasting the comp.

i wouldnt be booting it but it uses some space (something like 10gb out of 30) id really like to have. please help :P
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:07 PM   #4
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In this case you don't need anything ... from a XP
boot disk prompt first do fdisk /mbr, make sure XP is
the active partition. Boot XP, and then use the
volume manager that lives in control panel delete
the Linux-partition, and make it a NTFS drive for
your data and such ...


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Old 07-30-2004, 08:51 PM   #5
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im sorry, you may have noticed i posted in the newbie forum cause im slow/dont know sh1t, could you please explain more carefully? wtf do i get that disk? etc... sorry to bother :P
 
Old 07-30-2004, 08:55 PM   #6
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:P

You probably (or should I say pr0lly to match your
style?) want to go to some windows forum for that
kind of information...


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