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Old 05-07-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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I accidentally installed Kubuntu over windows


I accidentally installed Kubuntu over windows. Now I need to Fdisk the hard drive so I can install Vista. Any help please.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Do you have a Windows Recovery Disk or you just wanna install Vista?

Please give more info-
 
Old 05-07-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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if you're just going to reinstall over the top of Kubuntu, all you have to do is drop the Vista CD in and have it format the drive for you.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
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Tried recovery cds and they don't work. Tech support says I need to Fdisk to get hard drive back to a windows format. But they won't help me with that because I need to do it thru Ubuntu.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
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All I have is 1 system disk and 2 recovery disks.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #6
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From the ubuntu live CD, you can use GParted to format the drive as NTFS.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:21 PM   #7
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ok here is the short version. Had Vista 64bit. Tried to intall Kubuntu parallel with windows. I screwed up and installed over windows. Recovery disks do't work. Tech support says Linux partitioned the drive so windows can't read it and I need to Fdisk thru Kubuntu so that the hard drive will get back to a format that windows will read.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:22 PM   #8
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Is the Gparted self explanatory. I'm Stupid.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 10:47 AM   #9
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Gparted is very easy to use.

Suggest : Use the 'Gparted' live cd.
 
  


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