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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by GNOME32, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. GNOME32

    GNOME32 Banned Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I would like to uninstall Ubuntu from my system, and it looks like it's no simple process, so what would be the easiest way for me to get it off and for Windows to boot how it normally would without GRUB or Linux?

    Thanks!
     
  2. saikee

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    Task B1 oe B2 in the last link of my signature refer.

    Task B7 if it is a Vista.
     
  3. GNOME32

    GNOME32 Banned Thread Starter

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    What if I formatted the Linux partitions (ext and swap), and used Super GRUB Disc to reinstall Windows's NTLDR boot loader to MBR?
     
  4. RobLinux

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    If you can boot Windows now, then all you need do is let it reuse the Linux partitions by deleting them to make freespace, unless you load Windows via GRUB boot process and menu in Linux, in which case you should sort out a native M$ only boot process on 1 disk before you touch anything else.
     
  5. GNOME32

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    Well, ideally I would like to resize the Windows partition to fit the rest of the hard drive. I can boot both fine, I would just like the simplest way to take Linux off so I can install it on a different computer.:cool:
     
  6. RobLinux

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    So just boot into Linux single user mode on the Rescue disk. Get root shell, and at # prompt, type fdisk on the linux disk (if you have 2.6 kernel, ls /dev/disk/by-id/* shows you your hard disks), delete all 0x82 & 0x83 partitions, any Linux RAID partitons or Linux Logical Volume Manager stuff. Write the partition table, making sure you have not deleted any MS stuff, and that the partition number of all MS OS partitions is not altered.

    Then use MS Utility to resize the C: drive (included in Vista) perhaps something like Partition Magic, which isn't expensive compared to most MS software.
     
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