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raygo
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Uninstall Linux

Postby raygo » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:38 pm

Hello. I have to send my laptop to be fixed but if they see that i had linux on it the warranty would be void. How can I uninstall linux mint? I have Vista Home Premium as the secondary OS. Thanks

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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby BakUp » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:48 pm

I would download the Gparted Live CD partitioner and wipe out that partition with it. Reformat it with a fat file system, and then throw in some pictures and music files, so on and so forth, make it look like you are using it for storage, and keep your fingers crossed.

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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby raygo » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:51 am

I did what you said but now it doesnt want to boot. It says Grub error 17

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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby Fred » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:04 am

raygo,

If you have your Windows disk boot it and run the fix mbr routine. If you don't have the disk, hopefully you have another computer you can use to download and burn the latest stable version of Supergrub disk live cd iso, (link below), and you can restore your Windows mbr from it.

http://download.linux-live-cd.org/Super ... sgd/cdrom/

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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby Scunnered » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:34 am

Fred

This is similar to my post "Windows XP wont boot - Grub error" where I installed Elyssa Light on an external USB hard drive. I am totally new to Mint and wonder if your suggestion would meet my needs.

Can you offer up any assistance on this

william

Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby william » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:11 am

Hi,
I'm a newbie, but when I had a dual boot with windows xp, all I did was insert my xp rescue disk and at the command promt typed fixmbr and pressed enter, and this restored the original windows boot system. I then had to delete the linux partition using the windows partitiononing tool and it worked fine for me.
Hope this helps.
PS As I am still quite new at this I suggest you get a second opinion before trying.

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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby newW2 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:09 am

As Fred indicates try Super Grub Disk (SGD).

And the MintWiki has instructions to repair grub as well:
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _your_grub

The Mint forum:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=10043

You mentioned a grub error. I'm used to see an error number. That will help and you can search on the SGD forum for some help, or if you want some good reading - look at the grub manual:
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual ... leshooting


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