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Old 03-11-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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Recover from dual boot

I originally had a dual boot machine that had XP Pro and Fedora Core 6 on it.

I wanted to uninstall Fedora Core 6 and install it on a seperate drive, leaving XP Pro on its current drive. I want to do this for some upcoming projects that I have and prefer this type of configuration.

I adjusted the boot loader by putting in the Windows installation Cd and selecting recovery mode. I then entered the command:


All this did is recover the boot Windows boot loader. I have an 80 Gig hard drive but the C: partition in Windows only shows 26G. Obviously I still need to remove Linux and I do not know how to go about it.

This is not to say that my preference is Windows. It is just that I want Linux on a seperate drive and I need to have my full 80 Gig hard drive available for Windows.

Any help on how to remove Linux so Windows can use my full hard drive would be much appreciated.

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Old 03-11-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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You could use the program Partition Magic (or any partition management software) in Winblow$ to do it.
Old 03-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}
You could use the program Partition Magic (or any partition management software) in Winblow$ to do it.

I like that....Winblow$.....HA HA
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If you are installing Linux on the other drive, you can use the partitioning tool in the installer to remove the Linux partition on the first drive.
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or you could download the gparted live cd, a partition editor, then delete your linux partition and resize the windows one.

Gparted web site:


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