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Old 05-20-2003, 08:00 AM   #1
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Removal of Linux


my computer has installed the linux 8.0 and now I want to remove it and install windows 98, however, when the windows disc was checking my hard disk, it said my hard disk has bad sector...but i don't think so....what's wrong with it? Any way to remove the linux ?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 08:54 AM   #2
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Use a dos disk -

1. a:\fdisk /mbr
2. a:\fdisk and delete all partitions (reboot)
3. a:fdisk and recreate all partitions (not forgetting to make the primary partition) (reboot)
4. a:\format c: (and wait for that to complete)
5. remove floppy. insert cd. (reboot)
 
Old 05-20-2003, 08:57 AM   #3
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or even go here: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;247804
 
Old 05-20-2003, 08:57 AM   #4
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# How do I uninstall Linux completely and keep/use Windows only?
How to Remove Linux and Install Windows 2000
How to Remove Linux and Install Windows XP
You can remove lilo from the mbr with
/sbin/lilo -u
You can remove grub or lilo from the mbr by booting with a Windows 98 boot floppy (at the prompt, type fdisk /mbr), or by using the Windows XP Recovery Console or the Windows 2000 Recovery Console
 
Old 05-20-2003, 08:57 AM   #5
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Use your win98 CD and use DOS fdisk to delete non-dos partitions, add windows partitions and reformat.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 04:29 PM   #6
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i may be the only one in this thread to ask, but why ?

linux is far better
 
Old 05-20-2003, 04:38 PM   #7
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LOL!

I am in agreement with Antken!
Is there something wrong with Linux that you are having problems with? Perhaps someone here can assist?



JF
 
Old 05-20-2003, 04:43 PM   #8
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Linux is about choice. If he wants to remove it then so be it. It ain't for everyone.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 05:10 PM   #9
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silent bob is right, i agree

linux is about choice, if linux keeps growing and growing, and i hope it will, it will become the main os of every one

i dont mind microsoft, but its the stuff they produce that drives me up the wall windows for example, it crashes, its insecure, and you dont know whats going on half the time with it.

as with linux you can see whats going on you can lock down your system even tighter, there are less bugs, and system is more stable, i could do on listing the benifits of linux but i think i shal stop there as i dont want to start another 'mine is better than yours' match

any who i have walked away from the main topic in the thread, lets not stray to far

Last edited by antken; 05-20-2003 at 05:13 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 08:47 AM   #10
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I remove Linux becaue I need to give my laptop to my friends, so I think windows would be easier for her to begin learning about computer.... that's it....

& I am still using Linux 8.0
 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:41 AM   #11
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After I have installed the Windows 98, when bootup, it still loads the GRUB loader.... but it can only show "GRUB" then it's hang..what's up?? How to tackle it??
thanks
 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:51 AM   #12
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from a dos boot disk you need to do:

fdisk /mbr
 
Old 06-02-2003, 10:06 AM   #13
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But after I type this command, it said no such command
 
Old 06-02-2003, 10:50 AM   #14
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Another way is to use your Linux install disk (or tom's root and boot floppy, or knoppix, any live cd), boot into rescue and zero out the drive

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda

This will completely fill the drive with zeros and wipes out all partitions.

After this finishes, reboot, stick in your Windows install cd and install away.

KNOPPIX Linux Live CD
Linux Bootable Business Card
Tom's Root and Boot floppy

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-02-2003 at 10:52 AM.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 10:32 PM   #15
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no response after i typed this command

..the computer said i have lost my linux partition already...but i have no idea why it still shows "GRUB" (not GRUB LOADER...) and hangs.....
maybe is it possible to delete the GRUB LOADER???
 
  


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