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Removing Linux Red Hat from dual boot

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by MykeRoschbach, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. MykeRoschbach

    MykeRoschbach Thread Starter

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    I currently have Linux Red hat/ winxp dual boot on my machine.
    Is there any way of removing the linux OS and be able to boot just to windows?
    I'm having problems with a cluster on that hard drive so I had ghosted the windows partition of the hard drive, but when I restored it onto another HD, it gives me an error (grub error) upon booting up.
    I wanted to remove linux so I could boot to windows only and ghost an image of that to a good HD.
     
  2. lynch

    lynch

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    You can boot the XP CD and run fixmbr from the repair console (I think that's what it's called) or boot with a win98 bootdisk and run fdisk /mbr.
    HTH
    lynch
     
  3. tsunam

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    actually lynch i believe that once you get to the console part you can just do a fdisk /mbr on a xp cd as well.

    but yes, fdisk /mbr will make the master boot record only window's based and no linux partition will have the ability to boot. Course you'll still need to remove that section of the hard disc and reclaim it as a windows partition if you want it to be recognized and useable :)
     
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