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Old 07-31-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
ru4life
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Question on getting rid of Linux


I've tried linux for a few weeks, and I'm still very dependant on windows, and rarely use it anymore. So, I wish to remove it and use only windows xp for the moment. I currently have a dual boot working, with my linux partition being set as the active partition. How would I remove the linux partition and boot from windows normally without there being any kind of problems?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 02:36 PM   #2
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uninstall your bootloader, then boot a live linux cd and run "cfdisk"... from there you can delete the linux partitons and create new windows partitions in the free space...

then reboot into windows and format your new windows partition(s)...
 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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I currently have windows installed along with linux, how would I switch my active partition from linux to windows?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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Check this topic:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=211784
 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:49 PM   #5
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OK, I tried Linux, I think it sucks and I don't like it. I want to go back to Microsoft Windows.
# Microsoft's instructions: How do I uninstall Linux completely and keep/use Microsoft Windows only?
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows 2000
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows XP
You can remove lilo from the mbr with
/sbin/lilo -u
You can remove grub or lilo from the mbr by booting with a Microsoft Windows 98 boot floppy (at the prompt, type fdisk /mbr), or by using the Windows XP Recovery Console or the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

# Basic Microsoft Windows security (can be out of date as I don't really keep up)
Firewall: ZoneAlarm Virus protection: AntiVir
Multi spyware removal utility: Lavasoft

# Microsoft Windows help sites
Windows BBS
Computing.net
Annoyances.org
Microsoft's Computer Management
 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:51 PM   #6
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i'm not sure how to set an active partition, but if you leave your bootloader installed, it won't matter if the windows partition isn't active...

you can (from within linux) modify your bootloader so that it goes into windows automatically without any prompts... and then remove linux...

then when you figure-out how to make the windows partition active, you can zero the master boot record and leave no trace of the penguin in sight... LOL...

i'm not sure, but the fixboot and fixmbr utilities on the windows cd's recovery console might be able to set an active partition...
 
  


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