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Old 12-28-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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uninstalling linux


Hi,

I have installed RHEL AS 3 on a computer which is dual booting with windows.It is using Linux boot loader(GRUB). Now I want the System back to the point when there was no linux , ie, only windows. So is it possible to uninstall linux or the only possible way is to Reinstall windows .I'm using Win 2000 professional.

waiting for your replies.

Thanks in advance

Jomy
 
Old 12-28-2004, 04:30 AM   #2
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hi there

boot from a win98 cd
at the command prompt
#fdisk /mbr
will remve grub and rewrite the windows MBR to it


or boot from a winxp/200 cd in to recovery console
and use "fixmbr"

then u can format the linux partion from windows.


also would liketo know the reason behind removing linux!!

regards
 
Old 12-28-2004, 04:30 AM   #3
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use a dos boot disk to boot and run fdisk /MBR to nuke the boot loader. then remove the partitions under windows in fdisk and start again.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 08:01 PM   #4
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I tried the following:

or boot from a winxp/200 cd in to recovery console
and use "fixmbr"

I was unable to get past the Administrative Password part. I don't have an administrative password but the program is asking for one anyway. Can you help?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:20 PM   #5
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forgot you admin password. they have utilities to blank your password give google a try
 
Old 01-24-2005, 02:44 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by rankinj
I tried the following:

or boot from a winxp/200 cd in to recovery console
and use "fixmbr"

I was unable to get past the Administrative Password part. I don't have an administrative password but the program is asking for one anyway. Can you help?
as mentioned above u need to get a bootbale Win98 CD and run


fdisk /mbr

this will not require any admin password

regards
 
Old 01-24-2005, 04:18 PM   #7
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the same applies to win2k; it is known that if you boot into win2k recovery console with a winxp cd, it wont ask for an admin password, and viceversa (boot a winxp system with a win2k cd)

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