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Old 12-17-2003, 02:19 AM   #1
mveerdon
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How to remove RH9 from my PC?


I have RH9 and Win98 running on 1 PC.

I would like to remove RH9 -> How can I do this?

Thanx ;-))
 
Old 12-17-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
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Just install another Linux on top of RH9. It will automatically delete the Red Hat partition and install its own.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 05:02 AM   #3
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Sorry, I wasn't clear.
I want to remove RH completely from that PC. So only WIN at the end ;-((

I run on other pc's RH.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 06:55 AM   #4
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#1.Just go thru the RH9 setup process by booting the pc with CD#1.
#2.when the setup reaches the "select partition-> to install" select the
linux partitions possibly ext2/ext & swap partitions and delete.
#3.RH9 removed!.

Last edited by naveentpr; 12-17-2003 at 06:57 AM.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 07:32 AM   #5
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Make sure to clean the master boot record too. Boot with a Win98 boot disk and at the c:\ type

fdisk /MBR

This will remove grub/lillo boot loaders from your system as well. You might want to get a program (as PQ magic) to resize your windows partition which were previously used by Linux
 
Old 12-17-2003, 07:34 AM   #6
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naveentpr explained already how to remove the Linux partitions easily. Hopefully you will be able to reclaim the newly created "empty unpartitioned space" from within Windows 98. But there may be another issue: You may be using a Linux bootmanager which offers you to boot either Linux or Windows. If you installed the bootmanager in the MBR (and not on of the Linux partitions) you may want to delete this MBR as well.
I think the easiest way to do this, is to boot into Windows and type from a command prompt:
C:\ > sys C:
This will reinstall the DOS bootloader onto both the MBR and the C: drive.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 08:26 AM   #7
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hello
yes jisse is given u easy and proper way here i wants to add some thing
if still u could not remove linux for your pc can use partition Magic to delete any partition, format and then recreat or resize any current partition.
then just boot from any win98 boot disk or boot able cd aftre boot
sys c: at command prompt.


Regards
 
Old 12-18-2003, 01:34 AM   #8
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HI ALL
I use win2kpro with linux as dual.
i can remove linux partitions from win2k itself ! O.K ?
THEN HOW TO REMOVE LINUX BOOT LOADER?

ANY IDEAS PLEASE !

THANX
NAVEEN
 
Old 12-18-2003, 03:00 AM   #9
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hello

If you installed linux boot loader in first sector of linux partiton, and loading linux form micrsoft loader .
Then just remove linux partition under disk managment of windows 2000 and then recreat and format as u requier fat32 or NTFS,
and for linux boot loader entry in boot ini, edit boot.ini file and remove linux entry. (the boot ini file u can find in your main win2k partition ro where is MBR, by default it will be readonly and hidden, first u will have to change its attributes)

Regards
 
Old 12-18-2003, 06:49 AM   #10
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i use grub boot loader as primary boot loader(MBR),second one is nt boot loader.
i select DOS to boot win2000 !
my partition table==> 1. primary 20GB NTFS --W2K Installed
2. primary 10GB ext3 --RH9 Installed + swap

ANY IDEAS!

THANX
NAVEEN
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:49 AM   #11
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there is a nice piece of software called partitionmagic, boot to windows and just delete the linux partition and merge to fat32. Worked for me. partition magic will cost a little, but if your wallet is tied, you can always find it on kazaa
 
Old 12-19-2003, 02:55 AM   #12
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I REPEAT AGAIN

i want to clear MBR where GRUB loaded resides where the primary (boot)partition is NTFS!
 
  


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