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Old 03-21-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
Gondlir
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Unhappy I want it gone...


So I tried to install Linux (Mandrake I believe) and I need to keep this windows partition...

Lo, and behold, the drive sucks and is not large enough.

How can I remove all elements of the Linux for now?? I need to uninstall it and repair the boot sequence.

Thanks!

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Old 03-21-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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sorry to hear you weren't impressed, i took many of us many attempts and failures before we became comfortble with linux.

are you dual booting with windows? what version?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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sorry to hear you weren't impressed, i took many of us many attempts and failures before we became comfortble with linux.

are you dual booting with windows? what version?
For me its not a matter of not liking the Linux, I just don't have the system resources for it right now.

Mandrak 10.1 dual boot with Windows XP
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #4
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how much space do you have available? i haven't used mandrake in a long long time but IIRC it is an enourmous install. you may want to try a smaller distro or install mandrake with fewer packages. a full install of slackware (my fav) is ~3GB, and can easily be less than that.

if you just want to be rid of it though, you can delete the partition from the disk manager in windows, right-click my computer and select manage.

as for restoring the windows bootloader, check out this discussion here.
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You can boot your XP CD, go to Recovry Console and run fixboot. this will wipe out GRUB and replac it with the generic Windows bootloader.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:58 PM   #5
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Try a smaller distro one with 1 disk. I know SuSE isnt that big and neither is MEPIS. Mandrake is powerfull, but also very large.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:07 PM   #6
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IMHO, suse can get pretty huge too, but it's about the best of the 'big' distros. i played with one of the recent versions on my laptop last fall for a good month before going back to slack.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:37 PM   #7
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how much space do you have available? i haven't used mandrake in a long long time but IIRC it is an enourmous install. you may want to try a smaller distro or install mandrake with fewer packages. a full install of slackware (my fav) is ~3GB, and can easily be less than that.

if you just want to be rid of it though, you can delete the partition from the disk manager in windows, right-click my computer and select manage.

as for restoring the windows bootloader, check out this discussion here.
Thanks for the info and the help. I should have mentioned this earlier, and I'm not sure why I didn't. This system was set up by someone before I bought it... so I have none of the needed discs, the XP CD for example.

I've been using it "as is" since I bought it.
 
  


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