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Old 11-02-2003, 12:04 AM   #1
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I need help Uninstalling Mandrake 9.1

Hey yall. Im not quitting Linux alltogether, I just need to have my 2nd Hard drive free and i dont have as much freetime to messaround on linux like I did once before. Im finding that im using my computer more and more for school then anything. Anyway, my question is how would I go about uninstalling Mandrake 9.1 from my computer? Its on my second hard drive, and that hard drive has like, two NTFS partition so I could keep the stuff on it that I had on it. Anyway, how do I go about getting rid of Mandrake and keeping all the stuff I had on that hard drive? Also, I want to get rid of the OS choser thingie that was installed. It like, only gives me 10 seconds to chose a OS. LoL. Anyway, if someone could help me, Id appreiacte it.

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Old 11-02-2003, 02:01 AM   #2
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Sort of assuming that you have W2k or XP, you could right click on My Computer and select Manage / Disk Management. The drives are shown as Disk 0 for your first drive and Disk 1 for the second drive.
Look carefully at the partition descriptions and note which ones are your NTFS patitions. You can delete any partitions which are not important to you.
An easy way to get rid of the linux boot loader is to use a Win98/ME boot disk. You can download the zip file to make one from

After you get the Win98/ME boot disk made, boot up with it to the command prompt and type: fdisk /mbr
Old 11-02-2003, 02:29 AM   #3
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I take it the other OS is windows? If it's XP/2K, then boot off the Windows CD and press the option "r" to go into recovery console. Then you type something like fixmbr or fixboot. That will restore the boot sector to windows' control. Then you go into control panel and go to admistration->disk management. There you'll be able to format the linux partitions as NTFS. They'll still be separate partitions, though. If you wan to merge them, you'll need an application like Partition Magic.
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I would recommend ....

First I would boot to the install CD, and then hit F1 for more options,
and then I would type RESCUE, and then you'll geta menu of options,
choose Restore Windoze Boot Sector.

After that I would REboot to Windoze, and get a partition software,
I think there are a few that can read both Linux and Windoze partitions.
And then I would simply delete the Linux partition.

Now you should have plenty of space for your Windoze box.


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