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Old 11-01-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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Delete Linux Partition on dual boot

I set up linux on a partition with windows XP.
I used the newer linux file system, I forgot the exact name.
I use the loadlin to choose which o/s I want to use.
I need to delete the linux partition and have it so it boots to windows normally.
What is the best way to go about this?

Old 11-01-2006, 11:21 AM   #2
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I think you'll need to reformat your entire disk using the Windows install utility, and remove the partition created by Linux when the Windows install utility gets to its partition management screen. Then format the entire disk NTFS. This will permanently and irrevocably remove the linux partition forever, and boot straight into windows.
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I think all you have to do is delete the Linux partition and then boot from a Windows install CD and run fixmbr (or fixboot?). You can create a new NTFS or FAT32 partition in the newly empty space, or you can use something like QTParted to resize the existing NTFS.
I won't mention BACKUP since I'm sure you already know that....
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thanks for the info pixellany I figured it was something like that but wanted to be sure


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