Linux BOOT removal

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by bheagle, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    Ok before everyone tells me to do a search, I DID ONE ALREADY!!!

    hehehehe

    anyway what is the easiest way to completely remove linux from the system, I wanna try a diff distro and I wanna get rid of the one I have, but I know I can't just format the partition it's on, I need help here...

    I know I have to get rid of the boot lilo thingie....but I have no idea how.

    Thx ...
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    jus give it a fukin large emp pulse:D
     
  3. Reg

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    Is Linux on a partition or on a seperate HD? That determines how to remove it. As for Lilo, are you dual booting another OS such as Windows XP/2000/98? That determines how you remove it.
     
  4. bheagle

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    it's on a partition on my second drive and I only have Linux and XP installed
     
  5. Bytes Back

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    PM Gothic, he should know !!
     
  6. Reg

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    Ok...

    To remove lilo/grub, do the following:

    Boot your computer on the Windows XP disc. When you get to the screen asking whether you wish to Install, Run Recovery, or Quit, press R (this will run the Recovery Console).

    It will then ask you to choose your XP installation. Press 1.

    Enter in your Administrator Password for XP.

    I believe you type in:

    fixmbr

    at the prompt. If not, type in "help" and it will list a command that has mbr in it. I believe it is fixmbr. This will remove lilo/grub from your computer and replace it back with the standard NTLDR mbr.

    To remove the linux partition, you can either use a Windows 98 boot disc and remove the partition (it will be the extended partition) or you can use something like Partition Magic.
     
  7. AlanPlum

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    At last, something I know the answer to.

    Make a bootable floppy disk with FDISK.EXE on it.

    Boot with the floppy till the A:> prompt and type

    FDISK /MBR

    simple!!!
     
  8. Reg

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    :D :D

    Actually, that WILL remove lilo/grub, but it won't replace NTLDR that gets removed when you install lilo/grub. You can try it and see if it does boot.
     
  9. bheagle

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    thanks all the fdisk /mbr worked great boots fine now...

    thanks again