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I currently run Windows XP with Fedora Core 3. However, I have just received my Ubuntu 5.10 CDs in the mail and I would like to install Ubuntu in place ...
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    Removing Linux From A Dual Boot


    I currently run Windows XP with Fedora Core 3. However, I have just received my Ubuntu 5.10 CDs in the mail and I would like to install Ubuntu in place of Fedora Core.

    I know I can remove Fedora Core from the master boot record by re-installing Windows, but I rather wouldn't.

    Is there a way I can remove Fedora Core from the MBR without having to re-install Windows on top of it?

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    from windows go to control panel,administrative tools, computer management,disk management. from there you can delete/format partitions. then just boot and install ubuntu from cd. should pick up windows from the bootloader

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    Last time when I wanted to remove Linux from the MBR, I formatted the Ext 3 partition first and it messed stuff up.

    Seeing as how during the install, Linux gives you the option to edit the MBR, would it be safe to just install Ubuntu on top of Fedora Core and then change the MBR settings then to boot Windows/Ubuntu?

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    as far as i know, you should be able to put ubuntu over the top as it will format the partitions anyway, then it should install its own boot loader

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    Ok then, I'll go with doing that. Thanks a lot for the input.

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