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michelinux234 10-22-2012 12:17 PM

Dual Boot:: Slackware- Windows 7

some months ago I installed Slackware in dual boot with my primary OS: Windows 7. I insatalled Linux Loader too.

At now, I want to remove Slackware without messing up with master boot record.

I will really appreciate every advice.

lukkon 10-22-2012 01:15 PM

You should boot Windows 7 installation disc and click "Repair your computer", then select "Startup Repair". After reboot if Windows 7 will boot and you won't see LiLo screen you can remove Slackware partitions using diskmgmt.msc on Windows.

michelinux234 10-23-2012 08:23 AM

Lukkon, thanks for reply.

Are you sure that "Startup Repair" won't modify anything of my actual windows 7 configuration?

michelinux234 10-24-2012 04:58 AM

I tried with "Startup Repair" but nothing happened. Linux Loader is still there.

Any other advices?

pchristy 10-24-2012 05:35 AM

From a linux command prompt, and as root, type lilo -u <enter>.

If that gives an error about the time-stamps not matching, try lilo -U <enter> (note: that's a capital U this time!) Don't worry about the warnings, its never failed me yet!

As an aside, and just in case you do have to do a more fundamental repair, note that windows 7 uses TWO primary partitions, and its the smaller one you need to boot to get win7 going again in the unlikely event of anything going wrong. Its NOT the windows partition you need to boot!


jkirchner 10-24-2012 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by michelinux234 (Post 4813672)
I tried with "Startup Repair" but nothing happened. Linux Loader is still there.

Any other advices?

This link shows how to fix it using the windows disk:

It will fix the boot and will not interfere with the windows configurations

slackass 10-24-2012 02:00 PM

Another link:

michelinux234 11-09-2012 08:08 AM

I solved following the link that slackass posted.

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