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Old 01-12-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
ekips_zbuhc
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i want to go back to windows i have suse 8.1 can ne one help on doin his after that i want 2 install linux again but with dual boot can ne1 help me please?
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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There are two ways you can approach this:

1) Keep your existing Linux install, and install Windows as well (this is harder)
2) Wipe your hard disk and install Windows first, then Linux (this is easier and slightly safer, but you will need to back up your files first).

I'll describe option 2.

First, back up your files to CD or to another computer or disk.
Then run
Code:
su -c fdisk
Delete all the partitions on your hard disk, then save the partition table. At this point, your system is completely unusable, and you'll have to reboot with the power button.

Insert the Windows CD and install Windows.

Download or buy a more recent distro of Linux, then install it. I'd recommend either the SuSE download version (http://www.suse.com/us/private/downl...ux/index.html; follow the instructions on the page for the download version, not the personal version) or Mandrake (www.linux-mandrake.com; download the ISO, burn it to a CD and install). You can also get distros from magazines or various other places if you don't have a CD burner.

I don't recommend sticking with SuSE 8.1 (because of performance, security, less good hardware support, less usability and so on) but if you do then be prepared to have to repartition your hard disk with the SuSE installer before installing Windows, then installing SuSE after that.

In any case, don't try and install Windows last because Windows overwrites the master boot record, making Linux unbootable.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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Hey, heretic! Don't use Windows in thread's names! It's damned!
And fewer slang!!! People from other contries ma not unders& u!!!
Or u're just showing that u NO English very well?
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:49 AM   #4
0pal_t0ad
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Hey Kornerr! If you haven't got anything helpfull to add then don't add anything!

ekips_zbuhc, when you install XP, just add a few more partitions when you get to the part of the install that adds the partitions. so if you have say a 40GB HDD then you could make two 20GB partitions, install windows on the first then let suse/whatever distro u decide to use do it's thing to the second partition.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:55 AM   #5
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I'll think about it But I just want to say bad about M$ and Mandrake as much... AS THEY MADE ME!!!
Poem:
Let's bury M$ -
It's the wholy a$$!
 
Old 01-12-2005, 12:08 PM   #6
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kornerr,

can you plz. post your opinion on another site.
those posts are useless to anyone....

egag
 
Old 01-12-2005, 12:20 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by kornerr
Hey, heretic! Don't use Windows in thread's names! It's damned!
And fewer slang!!! People from other contries ma not unders& u!!!
Or u're just showing that u NO English very well?
2 things.

1. YOU DON'T KNOW PROPER ENGLISH!!!!!
2. Don't post unless it's useful. Linux isn't for everyone and at least he's keeping it on a Dual-Boot system.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 04:17 PM   #8
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kornerr,

Please review our rules you agreed to when registering, Too many warnings can lead to losing privileges to this site.

If you have any questions or concerns, I'd have to ask you to direct those to the site admin, jeremy.

Regards.
 
  


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