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Old 03-19-2003, 08:13 AM   #1
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How to uninstall Linux and keep Windows ?



Just to ask, how to uninstall linux mandrake from my HDD while keeping the Windows ME ?
So that next time I reboot, it will boot into windows as previous ?

 
Old 03-19-2003, 08:24 AM   #2
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boot into windows use fdisk to remove the linux partition and change the type back to ntfs/fat32 then fdisk /mbr


This will remove the linux partition and all data and format the mbr so lilo or whatever bot loader you installed are gone, reboot and you'll boot into windows, format the ex linux partition to make it useful under windows

 
Old 03-19-2003, 08:28 AM   #3
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" how to uninstall linux mandrake from my HDD while keeping the Windows ME "

... I'd do exactly the opposite.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 09:43 AM   #4
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I thought that Windows ME was the bottom of the barrel for Windows flavor. Why keep it?

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)

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Old 03-19-2003, 11:28 AM   #5
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if you type fdisk /mbr
will it only affect the linux partition?
how about the boot of windows?
will it also be gone?
 
Old 03-19-2003, 01:36 PM   #6
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Don't worry. What fdisk /mbr does is to install default, chain loading code to the Master Boot Record (MBR) so that the BIOS can find its way to Windows' kernel. This will replace the Grub or Lilo boot code that was put into the MBR when Grub, or Lilo, was installed.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 03:07 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by kublador
if you type fdisk /mbr
will it only affect the linux partition?
how about the boot of windows?
will it also be gone?
It removes the linux bootloaders from the master boot record (mbr) and affects no partitions.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 06:24 PM   #8
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I had done it.
I boot with a windows ME startup disk, then use fdisk to eliminate linux partitions, after that typed fdisk /mbr ,
then reboot, it directly boot into windows.

My purpose is to repartition my HDD, to allocate more space for linux, and reinstall linux,
 
  


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