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Old 10-09-2003, 04:59 AM   #1
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Question removing linux redhat 9.0 from a system to install windows xp

i know this is probally insulting as this is a linux site but hey i need some help...
my friend has a system running redhat 9 and she wants to remove it to put on windos xp. I have been told you do this with partition magic but we need to know exactly what to do as we know nothing about linux
any help would be greatly appreciated.
regards Jarrad
Old 10-09-2003, 05:04 AM   #2
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if it's a bootable version of the xp setup cd
put it in
and reboot
the xp setup routine will happily and freely wipe out linux
(even if you didnt want it to)
there is a formatting tool built in to the xp setup routine
it's fairly easy to use
ie: never more than three or four options at one time
Old 10-09-2003, 05:09 AM   #3
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thanks heaps salparadise will gove it a go...
Old 10-09-2003, 07:31 AM   #4
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if you can get at a machine with win98, just create a startup disk (start>settings>control panel>add/remove programs) then the third tab that says startup disk.

then boot from the win98 startup floppy (you might have to enable the option in the bios setup). Then run fdisk and format the drive (if you do not have any data that is of course.)

that should remove all the linux partitions. then you can setup winXP. like salparadise says the WinXP cd is bootable. if your bios allows you to boot frm cd you are fine.

if not boot from the win98 startup disk and when the options present themselves choose *start windows with cd rom* support and then go ahead.



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