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  1. #1

    uninstalling linux

    i'm not all that tallented with computers and i got the gright idea of installing lineox linux on my computer. i need to know how do uninstall linux without damaging my xp. here's the stats: xp on drive "c:" and linux on drive "d:". i have created a dos startup disk and i just need to know the correct commands to correct my mbr without formatting my hard drive with xp. please help me! (and i know this has been asked many times)

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    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    South America
    fdisk /mbr

    From the DOS disk (you need the fdisk.exe utility though...dunno if it comes in all windows distros)
    Check out
    For a fdisk version, in case you dont have, or just google for it

    After you get windows back in the MBR, then use any parition utility like partition magic to delete the Linux partition (shame on you ), or if you have a fast internet connection, download Hirens Boot CD, its like 30 Mb, and it contains -among a lot of useful stuff- a version of fdisk, and many partition managers, and its an ISO you can burn into a CD, very handy in situations like this

    cheers and good luck mate

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    I like myself. You can get a Win98 boot disk.

    If the DOS bootdisk you created was done with XP, IMO it is worthless.

    When you get the bootdisk, the command you will ned is

    fdisk /mbr
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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    You can also boot with your XP install CD, go to the Recovery Console, and type FIXMBR
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