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Uninstalling Linuxmint

Postby Tiptup300 on Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:01 pm

I want to get rid of linuxmint since I have no need for linux, I'm back to my M$ Whoring Days. Its Barbara. What do I do to get rid of linux, get rid of GRUB, and move the 15 gigs of linux to my windows partition.
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Postby psycosmyth on Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:53 pm

are you using xp? Use the win disk to repair the ntldr which will let you boot into windows after you wipe mint out. Do you have 15 gig free on your nt partition?
not sure about saving what's in your ext3. Someone will add to it I'm sure.
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Postby Tiptup300 on Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:29 pm

Um could you have more of a step based way, I dont have a good working disk of XP currently.
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Postby carlos on Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:41 am

Don't quote me on this but if you re-install windows It should actually kill grub, you can use an application such as partition magic to reclaim the unused space. Or you can just reformat the whole drive when you re-install windows.

I'm sure somebody else would be able to give you a step by step. Or you can always try google.
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Postby Husse on Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:50 pm

if you don't want to save anything from your linux partition just use gparted (from the live CD) to change the size of surrounding partitions so nothing is left of the linux one.
Then boot into the mode of XP that corresponds to "rescue mode" (cant remember the name right now) and type "fixmbr" and I think you're done
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Postby marcus0263 on Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:05 pm

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fdisk mbr
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Postby Husse on Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:54 pm

fixmbr in recovery console - had to google it, me the XP guru :), which is avilable from the XP CD unless you've installed it to the hd.
fdisk mbr is the DOS command and if you've got a DOS bootable floppy you could use that.
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Postby marcus0263 on Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:01 pm

Husse wrote:fixmbr in recovery console - had to google it, me the XP guru :), which is avilable from the XP CD unless you've installed it to the hd.
fdisk mbr is the DOS command and if you've got a DOS bootable floppy you could use that.
It's always good to keep one around, kinda like Duct Tape ya know!
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