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want to know how to uninstall linux mint..

Postby sreeharsha on Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:46 am

HI friends....i'm using linux mint daryna..i have windows xp on the other side...i'm using both OS.when i installed linux mint i choose the option do the partitions automatically....it took some percent of memory from every drive..now i jst want to know how to uninstall linux mint...i dont hav any CD or any other source now....any body help me......
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Re: want to know how to uninstall linux mint..

Postby willy_36 on Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:34 pm

Well one way is to get a live CD with gparted on it. I like Parted Magic but you could even use your Linux Mint CD. Use Gparted to delete all the linux partitions and then extend XP back to its original or leave that part of the drive unallocated. Its up to you. Now you will run into a problem with your boot loader. You will need to stick in your XP CD and do a repair. Once it brings up the command prompt do the fixmbr command and that will restore your XP bootloader. Now you can reboot and get back into XP without any trouble. If you are just going to reinstall mint you don't need to do that step just start the installation. If your looking for some good suggestion on how to partition your drive I would look at this excellent post by Fred http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=11872. In fact I would read that a bit before you do much work with partitioning at all.

I hope I answered your question and good luck.

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