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Old 11-01-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Killing a dual boot partition

Before you all think I am crazy and unpleasent words cross your mind about this question please read it all the way.

I have 2 laptops and my work one which is a dell vostro 1700 with sata drives, I dual partitioned the hard drive with xp and susie. I want to get rid of the linux partition and open up the space so I can reallocate it for xp. (Yes many of you are probably groaning now and hey it is what I need to do.)

But I have setup my second laptop to be a linux system. In doing this I figured that there was no apparent or logical reason for me to work off of 2 different versions of linux.

Can someone please direct me to the best way of removing my linux partition without having to go through a complete reinstall of xp.

Is it at all possible for this to be done, and if so HOW?
Old 11-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #2
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Task B1 or B2 of last link in my signiture refers.

Once you get XP booted just nuke the Linux partition with disk Management, accessible by

left click My Computer &
right click Manage/storage/disk Management

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Old 11-01-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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Boot with your XP disk and load emergency recovery console. At the prompt
type fixdisk /mbr this will load a fresk copy of the XP bootloader preserving your partition table.
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Thanks for the information. Worked great.


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