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Old 10-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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Removing linux from dual boot with win xp

I have suse linux (SLES9) installed as dual boot along with windows i am experiencing space problems for windows and want to remove suse from my machine and allocate that partition too to do i go about it?
Old 10-12-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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1) Insert the Windows install CD (2000 or XP) -- let it start initial load
2) enter 'R' for Windows Recovery when prompted (I think it's 'R' but you should get an option Repair / Recover or Install Windows --been a while since I've done this.

3) Start recovery console -- you'll get a prompt Login to window.

4) at the C> prompt (or wherever you've got Wndows installed) type FIXMBR

5) re-boot --system will now reboot into Windows -- no need to re-install.

Now you can delete / resize partitions.

If your machine came with Windows pre-installed it might ask for an admin password when using the Windows XP CD.

If that happens and you can't remember the password use a Windows 2000 CD -- it doesn't ask for a password.


Old 10-12-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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another way
edit ur linux bootloader
and format ur linux drive


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