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Old 03-11-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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Uninstall Redhat from Dual Boot?

This is probably really simple but here goes,

I have Redhat 8.0 dual booting with Win XP, with redhat dual boot option menu.

I tried to remove RH, by just using Partition magc and formatiing the drive, but when it came to booting up, it went through some of the linux stuff???

Therefore the only way I could boot my pc up again was to reinstall RH 8.0 to get the boot menu for Win XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 03-11-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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You need to blow away the MBR as well as the linux partition. A dos bookdisk can do this with fdisk /mbr or something like that. Partition Magic should be able to do it I would imagine, but I have never used it so I can't be of much help telling you how.
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With windows xp I believe that the command is 'fixmbr'
Old 03-11-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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check man grub for the linux command to uninstall grub

the other way is, like mentioned before, to use a windows bootdisk; go to, download a win98se bootdisk installer, create that bootdisk, boot up with it, and at the prompt type
fdisk /mbr

and the mbr will be cleared

windows xp does have the command "fixmbr" available from the winxp cd

after the mbr is cleared, you are free to delete your redhat partitions
Old 03-11-2004, 06:04 PM   #5
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Thats brilliant that fdisk/mbr worked a treat!!!

Just done it a minute ago

Cheers guys


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