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Old 08-27-2006, 03:23 AM   #1
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Uninstalling Linux?

Hi all,

I am having a doubt from very long about uninstalling Linux. i am running FedoraCore4 multibooting with WinXP on the same HDD.

sometime ago, i deleted the linux partition from windows and i was unable to boot after that. the grub starts and thats it. no further progress. then i reinstalled XP and fixed the prob.

now, i have a similar situation. i want to remove the FC4 and the GRUB too without affecting my WinXP installation.

someone please help.

Old 08-27-2006, 03:26 AM   #2
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Before removing Linux, boot with your Windows CD into recovery mode. There's a command there (FIXMBR I think) that will overwrite the GRUB bootloader. After that, reboot your machine without the CD; Windows should come up fine, without showing GRUB first. Then you can erase the Linux partition.
Old 08-27-2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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And if this happens (you deleted the grub configuration files that are on the linux partition) - the windows partition is still there, you just need to rewrite the mbr (just a few bytes). In that case you can boot with the windows cd to fix it.

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Old 08-27-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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As said boot into recovery mode with your windows installation disk. Then run fdisk /mbr This will install the dos boot loader which will overwrite your windows installation. Also if you would like to give the extra space back to windows you can use knoppix and use qtparted.


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