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Old 07-13-2005, 10:44 AM   #1
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Uninstalling Slackware 10.0


I dual boot windows XP and slackware 10.0, would like to take off the space slack is taking, take off lilo, and be left with only windows XP, later to reinstall slackware 10.1 (possibly). How would I got about doing this? Windows can't access LILO and uninstall it >_<
LILO was written to the MBR during Slack install.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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You'd get better answers in a ms$ forum, jusk post a thread like :
"how to remove linux"
 
Old 07-13-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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Put your windows XP installation in and let the system boot from the CD, then go to repair installtion and choose the option that takes you to a console, I forget its exact name, then type
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fixmbr
reboot and away you go
 
Old 07-13-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
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This could help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=264422

discard the 'a)' option

The second option applies for Slackware, though

Regards

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Old 07-13-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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What if I don't have the windows XP install CD, because it came with the machine, already installed?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:00 AM   #6
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You could just keep lilo and only leave an option for windows.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:05 AM   #7
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1) How would I do this and
2) Would the soon-to-be-installed linux be aware there already is a LILO and that it only needs to add itself?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:13 AM   #8
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It would recognise the windows partition, add itself and the windows partition to its own lilo.conf file and install lilo again

Oh, you could download a win98 boot floppy, boot that up and do
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fdisk /mbr
I think, you'd better check its correct before trying

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Old 07-13-2005, 11:34 AM   #9
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There are 3 options here

1. leave the bootloader in place, it's not hurting anything
2. borrow a friend's xp cd
3. get a win98/Me startup floppy

My opinion, I'd just leave lilo there, since you'll reinstall some flavor of linux someday anyway
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:37 AM   #10
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So how would I leave LILO with only Windows? Go to Linux, change LILO.conf, leave Linux out of it, reboot, boot to Windows (the only option), use partition magic to format the partitions Linux is using?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:17 PM   #11
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Logical problem:
After deleting/formating the partition with Partition Magic, won't lilo look for /etc/lilo.conf and not find it because it's been deleted?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:27 PM   #12
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Yes, just update lilo.conf to show only Windows, re-run lilo and say goodbye to Slackware. Then boot into Windows and use Partition Magic to convert the partition to FAT or NTFS.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:27 PM   #13
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no, that file is only used during the installtion of lilo to the MBR.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:30 PM   #14
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Ok, I'll do that. In the worst of cases, I just boot to BIOS and tell it to load from my previous slack install CD right?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:37 PM   #15
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Yes, in the worst of the cases you'll end with a screwed LILO loader which you can replace using a bootdisk (a floppy, CD, usb stick, etc).
 
  


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