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bullet2binary

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i just ordered a new laptop, so i'm going to go pure linux on that and stay windows on my main pc.. so how do i get rid of it ? last time i tried i couldnt even boot to windows and i had to reformat... :mad:
 

Evnas

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If you have a Windows boot disk you can boot that and at hte A:\ prompt, type "fdisk /mbr" and your good as new...Windows will be the sole operating system that boots

Then just delete the linux partitions and merge the free space with your Windows partition
 
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bullet2binary

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Evnas said:
If you have a Windows boot disk you can boot that and at hte A:\ prompt, type "fdisk /mbr" and your good as new...Windows will be the sole operating system that boots

Then just delete the linux partitions and merge the free space with your Windows partition

no floppy drive :)
 

MisterEd

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You did not say which version of linux you have. Most versions will have a rescue mode you can get to by booting the first installation CD. Once into that mode you can use the linux fdisk command to delete all the linux paritions.

Removing the linux boot from the MBR can be done in this mode also if needed. Post again if you need to do that and I'll look it up. The syntax must be correct for this to work so I do not want to try to guess what it is.
 
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MisterEd said:
You did not say which version of linux you have. Most versions will have a rescue mode you can get to by booting the first installation CD. Once into that mode you can use the linux fdisk command to delete all the linux paritions.

Removing the linux boot from the MBR can be done in this mode also if needed. Post again if you need to do that and I'll look it up. The syntax must be correct for this to work so I do not want to try to guess what it is.

i'm using mandrake 10. thanks.