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Old 12-16-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
apche93
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Uninstalling Ubuntu


Hi,

ive recently bought a sony vaio, and i ran the ubuntu live cd on it. The size of my ubuntu partition was 15 gb. When i started the computer management, in vista, i had 4 partitions. 1: Recovery mode for vaio; 2: Ubuntu partition, 3: C:/ vista partition, and an unallocated space. I changed the unallocated space to free space but i couldnt extend the size of my vista partition. So, now i just made that into a new drive in vista.

But in ubuntu, my wireless or graphics dont work. When i tampered with the graphics/display settings, my screen suddenly shrunk in size and i cant change it back!



Im sick of ubuntu.

How can i COMPLETELY uninstall ubuntu? so that i only have vista. Also, is there anyway to combine the 2 partitions in vista?

Please get back as soon as possible!

thankyou,
Apche93
 
Old 12-16-2007, 11:46 PM   #2
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Hi,

ive recently bought a sony vaio, and i ran the ubuntu live cd on it. The size of my ubuntu partition was 15 gb. When i started the computer management, in vista, i had 4 partitions. 1: Recovery mode for vaio; 2: Ubuntu partition, 3: C:/ vista partition, and an unallocated space. I changed the unallocated space to free space but i couldnt extend the size of my vista partition. So, now i just made that into a new drive in vista.

But in ubuntu, my wireless or graphics dont work. When i tampered with the graphics/display settings, my screen suddenly shrunk in size and i cant change it back!



Im sick of ubuntu.

How can i COMPLETELY uninstall ubuntu? so that i only have vista. Also, is there anyway to combine the 2 partitions in vista?

Please get back as soon as possible!

thankyou,
Apche93
You will need to restore your MBR for Vista. Go here for instructions.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

Once you have Vista booting without using GRUB, delete the Linux partitions. Ubuntu is gone!

Re-size drive and/or partitions with Partition Magic or Vista drive utility.

I love Ubuntu myself!
 
Old 12-17-2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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You will need to restore your MBR for Vista. Go here for instructions.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

Once you have Vista booting without using GRUB, delete the Linux partitions. Ubuntu is gone!

Re-size drive and/or partitions with Partition Magic or Vista drive utility.

I love Ubuntu myself!
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yea, ummm. my vaio did not come wit a recovery cd. but can i still run Vaio recovery mode in boot selection, and type in bootrec.exe in it?

to fully recover vista booting, i think /Fixboot needs to be typed in.

Please correct me or give any advice!

Apche93
 
Old 12-17-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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yea, ummm. my vaio did not come wit a recovery cd. but can i still run Vaio recovery mode in boot selection, and type in bootrec.exe in it?

to fully recover vista booting, i think /Fixboot needs to be typed in.

Please correct me or give any advice!

Apche93
I'm not positive about a Vaio but you should be able to make a recovery disk. That's the purpose of the recovery partition. I made recovery disk on my Gateway, just in case.

Vista boots differently from XP... so you'll need to follow the those instructions at the Microsoft site. There may be other ways to remove GRUB from the MBR. I don't know.

Yes, /FixBoot would be the switch to use.

Be sure you backup all important personal files and make the recovery disk.
 
  


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