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How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby jungar on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:17 am

I was a bit surprised to find that there isnt any post that talks about uninstalling mint. im a new convert from windows, and would like to uninstall, and try ubuntu until the new and improved linux mint is out.

how do i uninstall linux? and merge the partition back?

thanks
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby miltonjohn on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:44 am

install ubuntu over this partition or run gparted first....
short try ;(
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby belovedmonster on Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:44 pm

If you want to install Ubuntu in place of the Mint partition then just install Ubuntu as usual and make sure you tell it to install on the same parition(s) you put Mint on. It will simply copy Ubuntu over the Mint as if it was installing on a blank partition.

If you want to add the space back to your Windows partition then use Gparted to reformat those patitions and add them to the windows paritions, its all straight forward once you have Gparted infront of you. Though you may need to do it from a liveCD because I dont know if you will wanna wipe the partition that you are using to wipe the partition, if that makes sense. 8) It always handy to have a LiveCD on standby when playing around with your harddrive anyways.
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby Guest on Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:19 am

belovedmonster wrote:...

If you want to add the space back to your Windows partition then use Gparted to reformat those patitions and add them to the windows paritions, its all straight forward once you have Gparted infront of you. Though you may need to do it from a liveCD because I dont know if you will wanna wipe the partition that you are using to wipe the partition, if that makes sense. 8) It always handy to have a LiveCD on standby when playing around with your harddrive anyways.


hi,

can you help me please? I got some trouble with removing LinuxMint:

i had Windows Vista insalled, and I installed LinuxMint Daryna next to it, to have a dual boot system. I wanted to remove LinuxMint and switch back to have only Windows Vista. So I booted from the LiveCD, deleted the linux partitions with QTParted, and resized my old Vista partition to take all the free space.
After reboot I get an error message:

"GRUB loading, please wait ... Error 22"

I guess, it is the boot menu, that fails to load, because i removed the Linux. How could I make it to laad the Vista, not the boot menu?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:09 pm

Boot from your Vista DVD and use the repair tools on the first page to repair the MBR.
If that doesn't do anything open console.
Then with 'bootsect /nt60 c:' you can write a Vista compatible bootsector, with
'bootsect /nt52 c:' you can write an XP compatible one.
This will allow you to change between Vista's BOOTMGR and XP's NTLDR.
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby Guest on Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:45 am

merlwiz79 wrote:Boot from your Vista DVD and use the repair tools on the first page to repair the MBR.
If that doesn't do anything open console.
Then with 'bootsect /nt60 c:' you can write a Vista compatible bootsector, with
'bootsect /nt52 c:' you can write an XP compatible one.
This will allow you to change between Vista's BOOTMGR and XP's NTLDR.


i don't have a Vista instal DVD, i got only a recovery DVD for my laptop, wich simply puts the OS on, no questions, no options :) and no console, of course :(
i tried it with an XP install CD, but it cannot start the console. it says (after 3 minutes of copying to the disk) 'there is no hard disk' :)

anyway, thanks for your reply!

if I get to a similar situation next time: what is the proper way to remove Linux from a dual-boot system? :)
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby ed@Mint on Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:17 am

You don't "remove" or "uninstall" Linux (or any other OS). It's not like softwares installed within a system.
You just reformat the partitions and/or overwrite them.
Backup your data and put the recovery cd in.
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby Kirth on Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:22 am

This topic is full of herecy!

Besides: Mint > Ubuntu.

I switched from Ubuntu to Mint by "installing" Mint over the Ubuntu partition. I geuss you can do it the other way around.
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby susan kennedy on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:48 pm

After Windows XP messing up I removed it totally and installed Linux mint but as I now have a recovery disc I would like to reinstall XP, can I do the same as with Ubuntu and it will overwrite Linux or is there something else I should know before attemping this?
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:03 pm

susan kennedy wrote:After Windows XP messing up I removed it totally and installed Linux mint but as I now have a recovery disc I would like to reinstall XP, can I do the same as with Ubuntu and it will overwrite Linux or is there something else I should know before attemping this?

But you want install XP in place of Linux or on a separate partition?

If the first, just install XP on Linux. Normally, XP will format the partition(s), overwrite the MBR and install itself in place of Linux.
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby susan kennedy on Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:45 am

Yes I wanted to replace Linux with XP....thanks for your help...wish me luck :)
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Re: How to Uninstall Linux Mint

Postby Zwopper on Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:47 am

* Open nautilus
* Open terminal
* type in the following
Code: Select all
sudo rm -rf

* Shut down your computer
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