Need help with uninstalling Ubuntu 11.04

June 30, 2011 at 12:35:24
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB
Ok I want to uninstall ubuntu, because my motherboard is old and does not support Unity. Therefore there is no point to having Ubuntu 11.04. Grub 2 overrides MBR so I won't be able to boot windows after uninstalling ubuntu. I know I can repair my mbr using windows cd. I don't know if I uninstall ubuntu first or fix mbr first?
When I go into repair it gives me options to schoose from:
1) C:\MiniNT
2) C:\I386
3) D:\WINDOWS

WHERE do I go from here? I don't know which to choose since windows is on local C:


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#1
June 30, 2011 at 13:42:27
How did you install ubuntu? Did you use wubi?

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#2
June 30, 2011 at 15:46:26
I don't know what wubi is lol but I installed it using an ubuntu cd

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#3
June 30, 2011 at 19:22:00
In the most basic sense you can leave the loader as it is and just use xp. One can expand the drive to take over the linux partition(s).

If you want you can replace the xp mbr using tools in the windows xp cd being booted.

You do have to be very careful about your drives. Your post of drives makes no sense to me. One may be a recovery partition so you would want to keep that.


You could also use your OEM setup to reload xp. That would return your system to as bought.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
June 30, 2011 at 23:47:20
I cannot leave the boot loader as is, because after uinstalling ubuntu grub goes with it so there is no default loader and that's when "grub_rescue" comes in..

I am also planning on removing that HDD because I have windows xp on one hdd and linux on a slave hdd. I am removing the linu hdd for good and just keeping one which has xp

Well could it be that to fixmnr I would select 3)D:\WINDOWS?
I BELIEVE 2)C:\I386 has the setup files and I believee minint has the recovery partion or PE
So if my local C is windows, why is it coming out as D:\ windows?


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#5
July 1, 2011 at 13:52:55
I never said to un-install grub.

Windows calls C: the name C: because it found that to be the first bootable partition with boot files on it. Someone then told the install to put the rest of the OS on D:

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#6
July 1, 2011 at 16:16:20
So then I choose D:\WINDOWS?
and fixmbr from there?

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#7
July 1, 2011 at 16:18:57
So then i would choose D:\WINDOWS?

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#8
July 1, 2011 at 17:14:09
If you put the boot files on D then when it boots up the new drive will be C and none of your applications will work. You either have to fix that whole deal or just reload xp the way you want it.

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#9
July 1, 2011 at 18:15:37
Then how do I fix the deal?

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#10
July 2, 2011 at 14:04:51
Not sure the easy way. I might be tempted to simply reload the entire xp OS from oem disks or your master image that you saved.

To fix it in site then you should put the mbr where grub was. Then shrink the partition down and then assign that area back to D:

If you do fix mbr to D it will fix xp but you may have to reload all your apps in worse case.

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