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Old 03-27-2015, 03:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy Switch back from Mint to Windows?


i recently installed mint 17.1, i dislike it as i was a windows user :/ could someone help me get back to windows please. i did not dual boot, ive tried deleteing partitions but failed. pure newbie here no experience with linux. im not really stupid though, but if someone could do a step by step instruction it would help massively. THANK YOU !!!
 
Old 03-27-2015, 03:25 PM   #2
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Go to the website of the manufacturer of your laptop and loof for what you need. You may well need a USB stick or a CDROM but the website ought to help you.
 
Old 03-27-2015, 03:33 PM   #3
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ive tried changing the bios to boot from the dvd drive because i have a windows 8.1 instal disk but it just boots straight to mint. my manufacture is toshiba i do not understand what you me by go to them ?
 
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Go to the web site and search.
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:01 PM   #5
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i did this but no results
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:07 PM   #6
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From your Mint system, run these commands:
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# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
# efibootmgr -b * -B
You should then be able to boot your Windows DVD (make sure UEFI & Secure Boot are enabled & Legacy Boot or CSM is disabled).
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:15 PM   #7
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reece@reece-SATELLITE-C50-A-1DV ~ $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
dd: failed to open /dev/sda: Permission denied
reece@reece-SATELLITE-C50-A-1DV ~ $



terminal

sb enabled and lb/csm disabled. still nothing its a lvm mint17.1

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Old 03-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #8
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http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/247804
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:23 PM   #9
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this is the first thing i tried buddy.
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:25 PM   #10
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someone trust worthy with the knowladge to achieve this ? ill give remote access to my system
 
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this is the first thing i tried buddy.
What went wrong?
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:27 PM   #12
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reece@reece-SATELLITE-C50-A-1DV ~ $ fdisk
Usage:
fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
fdisk [options] -l <disk> list partition table(s)
fdisk -s <partition> give partition size(s) in blocks

Options:
-b <size> sector size (512, 1024, 2048 or 4096)
-c[=<mode>] compatible mode: 'dos' or 'nondos' (default)
-h print this help text
-u[=<unit>] display units: 'cylinders' or 'sectors' (default)
-v print program version
-C <number> specify the number of cylinders
-H <number> specify the number of heads
-S <number> specify the number of sectors per track

reece@reece-SATELLITE-C50-A-1DV ~ $

then what ?
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:39 PM   #13
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You're trying to execute 'dd' as a regular user, but 'dd' can only run as a root user, either by issuing "su -" or "sudo dd .......".
 
Old 03-27-2015, 04:46 PM   #14
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You're trying to execute 'dd' as a regular user, but 'dd' can only run as a root user, either by issuing "su -" or "sudo dd .......".
reece@reece-SATELLITE-C50-A-1DV ~ $ sudo fdisk
[sudo] password for reece:
Usage:
fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
fdisk [options] -l <disk> list partition table(s)
fdisk -s <partition> give partition size(s) in blocks

Options:
-b <size> sector size (512, 1024, 2048 or 4096)
-c[=<mode>] compatible mode: 'dos' or 'nondos' (default)
-h print this help text
-u[=<unit>] display units: 'cylinders' or 'sectors' (default)
-v print program version
-C <number> specify the number of cylinders
-H <number> specify the number of heads
-S <number> specify the number of sectors per track

same thing ?
i give up i guess im stuck with linux -_-

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Old 03-27-2015, 04:59 PM   #15
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Are "Secure Boot" and "UEFI" enabled in your firmware (BIOS) settings?

If your disk has a GUID partition table then you will need to have UEFI mode & Secure Boot enabled; if it is an MBR-type disk then the `dd` command will wipe the bootloader.

If your Mint system is booting in UEFI mode then you will need to delete the entry in your motherboard's NVRAM using the `efibootmgr` command I gave (prefix it with `sudo`).
 
  


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