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WINDOWS xp over LINUX if u had already installed LINUX want to remove it then try for following steps
WINDOWS xp over LINUX if u had already installed LINUX want to remove it then try for following steps fdisk /dev/sda(or)hda then go for option delete 'd' remove all partitions then go for rebooting with xp cd LINUX over XP and make dual boot whenever u are going to install LINUX over Xp please ensure some unpartitioned space or format one partition on WINDOWS then go for installation , then u have to select the option " Install unpartitioned space or free space"
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User Supergrub instead to clear the MBR - this usu
writen by: Jonathan183 on 2009-08-28 16:33:10
Installing XP over Linux ... if you really want to !
Removing partitions from a hard drive which contained Linux is not always sufficient to allow the Windows CD to boot. A better approach is to use Supergrub to remove Grub from the MBR and then boot from the Windows CD, Windows is usually more than happy to overwrite anything else!
Install Linux after Windows - what most people do!
If you want to keep Windows then it is best to:-
1. Backup user data - it's too late after you loose the family photos !
2. defragment the Windows drive using Windows, and free up space on the Windows partition to allow you to resize it
3. boot from a live CD like PartedMagic and resize the Windows partition to make space for Linux (see forums download area for PartedMagic).
4. boot from the Linux install CD and install - make sure you don't use default setting which depending on the distro will try to use the whole hard disk!
If you don't want to keep Windows then just boot from the Linux install CD and select use all hard drive option during the install.
RE: User Supergrub instead to clear the MBR - this usu written by Jonathan183:
RE: User Supergrub instead to clear the MBR - this
writen by: voipali on 2010-06-08 00:32:33
hi Jonathan, thanks for posting like this issue, because many people do the same mistake,
so if u can just help me about this, the XP os in the C: partition already, when i want to install Linux in other partition such as D: after finish the installation when i restart i cant boot to either of them, and even cant boot into CD windows XP, just show one message (GRUB), so if u can help me about that i will be thanks full to u.
Reply to voipali:
nice to read this
writen by: kss_shrama on 2010-02-27 07:40:17
RE: nice to read this written by kss_shrama:
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