Clean Linux uninstall

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Tabula Rasa, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    After all the asking around about how to install linux, i am forced to uninstall it.

    my logic tels me that if i delete the linux partitions using FDISK than linux will go away. the only thing i'm not sure about is grub.

    do i need to uninstall grub (if i do, how do i do that???) first or can i just FDISK away and grub will disappear on its own leaving only WindowsXP to boot?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Delete the partition with FDISK ... then type:
    fdisk /mbr

    That easy! :)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    There's probably a better method that what i'm about to suggest but its worked for me in the past :) .....

    You can fdisk the linux partitions away, this will be easiest if you wish to re-format them in FAT/NTFS, if you wish to install linux again, you should format them.

    as for grub try "fdisk /mbr" this will wipe the master boot record basically doing the same as an fdisk to a HD, but instead clearing off grub.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    beaten to it! :D
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Hehe :p

    I was surprised Speedy hadn't come to the rescue. ;)
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I was busy putting my cape and mask on :D
     
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  8. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  9. NetRyder

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    You're welcome Benny.