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    Default Uninstall Linux question...

    Hi People,
    A have installed Mandrake 9 in a partition with win98se in another.
    I wish to uninstall linux (it can't use my winmodem ) to free up my meagre HD space for windows...
    Tried the Fdisk route but don't seem to be able to...apparently due to the differant file system formated for linux....
    I don't mind reinstalling windows on that drive...so how can I restore the drive to all usable by windows ?
    thanks for any help !
    cheers
    Pete

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    Default Re: Uninstall Linux question...

    You should be able to boot from the Mandrake Install disc and use the disk partitioning tool to remove the linux partitions, then stop the install process at that point and reboot the machine. To restore the MBR to get rid of the bootloader, you then should run from a Windows boot floppy, fdisk /mbr.

    Make sure you delete the correct partitions and have anything valuable on the Win98 backed up just in case ...

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    Default Re: Uninstall Linux question...

    Thanks for the lightning fast reply Jen
    will give it a go
    Cheers
    Pete

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