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Old 11-22-2003, 10:46 PM   #1
Ken Ju-On
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Bootloader Workaround???

I installed Mandrake 9.2, configured LILO to be my bootloader. My problem with LILO and GRUB is: whenever I remove Linux by formatting that partition as NTFS, I can't boot into Windows XP anymore. Which forces me to reinstall Windows again, just to get Windows' bootloader working.

Is there any way I could remove Linux from my computer without losing the capability to boot into Windows XP?

Old 11-22-2003, 11:42 PM   #2
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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 11-22-2003, 11:44 PM   #3
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I guess this is exactly what you need. Go here you will see this whole article about how to uninstall Linux from Microsoft Systems. Written by Microsoft

-I have no control over your actions. I'm not trying to make people uninstall Linux and install Windows. This is to help a fellow member in the community because once I also had to uninstall Linux and install windows to go to internet and seek help when I screude up my Mandrake 9.2 installation.-
Old 11-23-2003, 02:05 AM   #4
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Thanks very much, both of you.

I think this post should be sticky-ed?


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