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Old 12-04-2003, 07:28 PM   #1
cacososa
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removing boot loader


Hi everyone,
I have 2 partitions on my hard-drive, one has windows xp, and the other one has RedHat 9. I have completely formatted the RedHat 9 partition since I don't want it anymore. but when I turn my computer on, the redhat bootloader where I have to choose the OS i want still appears. Is there anyway I can remove this?

thanks in advance
 
Old 12-04-2003, 07:47 PM   #2
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# How do I uninstall Linux completely and keep/use Windows only?
How to Remove Linux and Install Windows 2000
How to Remove Linux and Install 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 Windows 98 boot floppy (at the prompt, type fdisk /mbr), or by using the Windows XP Recovery Console or the Windows 2000 Recovery Console
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
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supernuB here.. dunno how to get rid of LILO.. cant get my xp to boot to dos (dunno how.. still searchin) dunno how to get the recovery mode to boot (still searchin) and dunno what to do... i have knoppix tho... im thinin i could use it to get rid of the lilo if i cant get xp to do it.. but i dunno how.. any ideas.. gracias ten times in advance...
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:58 PM   #4
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As I said before, you can remove lilo from the mbr with
/sbin/lilo -u

1. Boot into Linux
2. Log in as root
3. Type /sbin/lilo -u and press enter
4. Reboot

You can also use the Windows XP Recovery Console <---Click this link and learn how to use it.

Last edited by fancypiper; 12-08-2003 at 05:00 PM.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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workin on it after food...invaluable fancy.. god look
 
Old 12-16-2003, 10:26 PM   #6
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just removed lilo with the windows recovery tool..it messed up my virtual memory
 
Old 12-16-2003, 10:30 PM   #7
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sorry... itmessed up my wiindows vm but its coo now.. thanks for the help guys.. ill bb..
 
  


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