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    How to remove the linux in a dual-boot system?


    i have a dual boot system , redhat 9 and XP, im planning to install linux using vmware , so may i know how to remove the linux(dual-boot one) which already installed in my computer? thanks a lot )

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    if you are using lilo as ur boot loader.
    1.start linux
    2. login as root
    3. type lilo -U
    4. reboot


    if you are using grub,
    1. boot with Windows XP installation CD
    2. Start Recovery Console by typing "R"
    3. Select Your Windows Installation from List ( You need to supply Admin password)
    4. type fixmbr. Press 'Y' when asked for confirmation
    5. reboot.

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    Delete the linux partitions using fdisk
    run: fdisk /mbr to remove the bootloader.
    But why not run WinXP in VMWare using Linux... Way faster ...
    ---[ MS09-99896 - Vulnerability in All MS Windows OS ; Using Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution. ]---
    Hardware: Asus P4P800, 1GB, P4-3Ghz, Asus V9950, Maxtor ATA HD\'s, 3Com GBit lan, Audigy ZS Plat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opnosforatou
    Delete the linux partitions using fdisk
    run: fdisk /mbr to remove the bootloader.
    fdisk /mbr does NOT work properly with Windows XP. We can use Fdisk /mbr on DOS/Win9x/ME only.

    For win2k/XP, it is safer to use fixmbr from recovery console

    and then remove parttions after reboot

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnylearns
    if you are using lilo as ur boot loader.
    1.start linux
    2. login as root
    3. type lilo -U
    4. reboot


    if you are using grub,
    1. boot with Windows XP installation CD
    2. Start Recovery Console by typing "R"
    3. Select Your Windows Installation from List ( You need to supply Admin password)
    4. type fixmbr. Press 'Y' when asked for confirmation
    5. reboot.

    thx for that, i'll try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnylearns
    Quote Originally Posted by Opnosforatou
    Delete the linux partitions using fdisk
    run: fdisk /mbr to remove the bootloader.
    fdisk /mbr does NOT work properly with Windows XP. We can use Fdisk /mbr on DOS/Win9x/ME only.

    For win2k/XP, it is safer to use fixmbr from recovery console

    and then remove parttions after reboot
    I didn't have any problems with that.
    Worked perfectly on 6 systems.
    I used the Win98 Bootdisk to fix the mbr...
    All system were dual boot WinXP/Linux, now pure Linux.
    ---[ MS09-99896 - Vulnerability in All MS Windows OS ; Using Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution. ]---
    Hardware: Asus P4P800, 1GB, P4-3Ghz, Asus V9950, Maxtor ATA HD\'s, 3Com GBit lan, Audigy ZS Plat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opnosforatou
    Delete the linux partitions using fdisk
    run: fdisk /mbr to remove the bootloader.
    But why not run WinXP in VMWare using Linux... Way faster ...
    i have done the other way round, linux as guest....but the whole computer seems like lag of resources....very slow

    my specs:
    256 MB RD RAM
    P4 1.8 Ghz
    no vmware tools installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by summer00

    i have done the other way round, linux as guest....but the whole computer seems like lag of resources....very slow

    my specs:
    256 MB RD RAM
    P4 1.8 Ghz
    no vmware tools installed

    Using Wintendos as base OS... aaargh
    Wintendos is eating a lot of those 256MB's when using VMware.
    Try increasing it to 512. Should improve VM.
    But I would still suggest: Format Windo(w)s, install linux, install VMWare and create a new freshly installed Windo(w)s while running linux...
    It also boots faster, incase of systematic system crashes on windo(w)s
    ---[ MS09-99896 - Vulnerability in All MS Windows OS ; Using Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution. ]---
    Hardware: Asus P4P800, 1GB, P4-3Ghz, Asus V9950, Maxtor ATA HD\'s, 3Com GBit lan, Audigy ZS Plat.

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