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Old 01-20-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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how to format linpus linux ?


I m having preinstalled linpus linux in my notebook.
I want to format it and want to install windows.
Using command fdisk I deleted FAT partition, but now i want to delete linux from this notebook. But now a strange command GRUB has come and it does not support any command to delete linux.
Can any one plz. help me in formatting linux????
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=521038
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.
But as now I am in GRUB command and I dont know what to do to format linux. How to proceed now, does anybody know?
 
Old 01-20-2007, 01:45 PM   #4
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Like I said in the other link, simply boot off the windows cd, and install it. Windows will automatically get rid of grub.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 01:50 PM   #5
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if you have windows install CD you can delete partitions from it
 
Old 01-20-2007, 02:01 PM   #6
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Yes, but this is assuming he has a windows CD, something which is quite expensive if you don't "buy" it with your computer.

If he doesn't have one, but has access to another computer with internet access and a CD burner, he could just download the GParted Live-CD (only 30 MB), burn it and use it to reformat his hard disk just the way he wants.

He could of course also download a complete Linux distribution for free and install that one.

There is probably also a way to make a bootable floppy disk with a formatting program, but I don't know how to do this.
And modern laptops usually don't even have floppy disks any more.
A USB key might work also though.

edit: Nevermind, I misread the post.
He wants to go to the Dark side and already has a Master...
But if it's for gaming, I consider this acceptable. ^^'

But seriously, this is the second person I hear about who got a PC with Linpus Linux preinstalled.
I don't know how Linpus Linux is, but it doesn't seem to be great.
But why? Why don't they sell PCs with the most popular distros like Ubuntu, Mandriva, SUSE, etc preinstalled?

Last edited by [KIA]aze; 01-20-2007 at 02:10 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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I have windows system CD and I tried it several times rightow. I also went into BIOS to make it boot from USB CDROM for this windows system CD boot. But the only thing this laptop is doing that as soon as it start, it comes on GRUB> and thats all. When i gave command "boot" it shows error 8: kernal is not loaded.
Does anybody has idea where the main problem is?
 
Old 01-21-2007, 01:36 AM   #8
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It seems you already deleted linux partition or changed something in grub config so its unable to find kernel image.
as far as i can understand you cant bot from windows cd.
As far as for grub its only a boot manager and has functions required to boot systems nothing more ie. no format or partition abilities.
your problem seems to be that your laptop is not seeing that windows boot CD
if you are using internal drive its most probably due to scratches on CD or wrong bios settings
if you are using a CD drive connected via USB port your bios might be unable to boot from it (try attaching that drive while the PC is off line this might help)
If you can check if other bootable CD loads from that drive ti would clarify the situation
Its possible that your computer cant boot from an usb cdrom (some kind of hardware compatibility problem - cd works but cant boot)
If this is the case your only option is to use floppy drive or make grub load your setup off CD (not sure if its possible couse i never tried that but theoretically if grub sees a device it should be able to boot system from it)
I will check today if grub can load windows setup off CD and if its possible will inform you on that
 
Old 01-21-2007, 08:16 AM   #9
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Maunishq;
This is now the third thread you have started on this subject. In the second one, I pointed out that you should should not start new threads on the same issue and suggested that you could request that they be merged.

Please do not start new threads on the same problem!!

I am one of several people who have tried to help you in the other threads, but I cannot help you any more if you continue to do this.

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Old 01-21-2007, 12:32 PM   #10
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Pixellany,
First of all thanks a lot for all your help and efforts.
To be informed that I have been to the shop from where I purchased this notebook. He used some rescue cd and he made NTFS partition. He installed WinXP.
But I an highly impressed with LINUX. Rightnow I am very new to linux but I will try to learn it and will install it as one of the partition on my notebook.
I apologize for making new threads but I was totally new on this website and I was unknown about the rules.
The mistake wont be repeated now.
Thanks a lots. Thanks to everyone who made full efforts in helping me.
Cheers,
Best Luck,
Maunish.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 02:48 PM   #11
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