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Old 08-02-2003, 02:13 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to Unistall Linux...

I know this may seem like a very wierd question... but I installed it on the family computer to test it out.. didn't want to try it on mine first! SO now I want to take it off? I am using Red Hat Linux.. Can anyone help me? I tried deleting the partition but when I rebooted the only thing that came up was


And it sat there... I had to reinstall Linux for the computer to boot again.. Does any one have a way to uninstall Linux? Or at least the booting part? TKS!
Old 08-02-2003, 03:01 AM   #2
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You have to delete grub from your mbr. Boot from a floppy disk that has fdisk on it and type "fdisk /mbr" (without quotes of course.) Now your computer will boot the primary windows installation.

If you were dual booting two versions of windows before you can repair the mbr so you can choose between them two but it didnt sound like that was your situation from your post. But here are those instructions anyway: Reboot your computer into winxp recovery consol and type "fixmbr" (again without quotes.)

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Old 08-02-2003, 03:34 AM   #3
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I have the same exact problem. I also to reinstall linux. Grub. ARG. lol WHat do you mean by Fdisk? I super noobish, can you go more into detail? Thanks
Old 08-02-2003, 07:05 AM   #4
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If you got Windows 98 Start up disk you can boot from the floppy and in the MSDOS prompt type: fdisk /mbr

Alternatively you can do the same thing by a bootable Windows 98/ME CD.

If you have a bootable Windows 2000/XP CD, then boot from the CD and press R to Repair.
in Recovery Console. type fixmbr

Hope this helps..
Old 08-02-2003, 10:52 AM   #5
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Best way is to install a windows system on it :P
Old 08-02-2003, 12:58 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot!
Old 08-05-2003, 12:03 PM   #7
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i've got the same problem but i'm running on windows 2000.
i type fdisk /mbr but it does'nt work

please help!
Old 08-06-2003, 06:20 PM   #8
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what os are you running??
Old 08-07-2003, 04:15 PM   #9
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windows 2000 and red hat linux 8.0
using grub


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