uninstall the LINUX

February 16, 2009 at 10:41:10
Specs: Windows XP, core2duel
what is the way to uninstall to LINUX.
actully i installed RHEL5.....

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February 16, 2009 at 12:24:55
If you want to completely remove a Linux installation (or any other operating system, for that matter) from a hard drive, just delete the partition(s) the operating system is installed on using suitable partitioning software (fdisk, etc.). Then create new partition(s) for the operating system you want to use.

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February 16, 2009 at 13:20:12
Hmm so if I have linux on my second partition and I delete it linux is gone?

'fraid not.

There are two aspects of a booting OS. It's boot pointer and its installation location.

If both are on the same first primary partiton then wiping the partition will delete the OS as well as its boot pointers.

Otherwise you need to remove the OS partition as well as setting the boot pointers on primary partition one to something else. You can do this by installing a different OS or just removing all boot files/mbr.

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February 16, 2009 at 13:53:10
Format also.

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February 17, 2009 at 12:31:25
"Hmm so if I have linux on my second partition and I delete it linux is gone?

'fraid not."

Hmm, Well, 'fraid so.

If you've deleted the linux partition and then created and formatted a new partition, linux is gone. If you've foolishly left some "boot pointer" to the previously existing linux boot code, there will be no linux boot code where it's "pointing". Linux will be gone.

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