l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
November 4: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Oct. 24: LUGOD election season has begun!
Page last updated:
2003 Oct 28 00:41

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] BLASPHEMY (i.e., removing Linux from a dual-boot system)
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] BLASPHEMY (i.e., removing Linux from a dual-boot system)



On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 02:08:42PM -0800, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 02:03:05PM -0800, Richard Crawford wrote:
> > After much wrangling and deliberating, I finally went and (very
> > regretfully) removed Debian from my dual-boot Sony Vaio.  Deleting the OS
> > itself was easy enough -- I just used Partition Magic to delete the
> > partitions and reformat them as NTFS partitions that I can use to store
> > Windows files and data.  (The reason I did this was because there wasn't
> > enough space on this laptop for all of the Windows programs I wanted, and
> > I already have three -- soon to be four -- Linux boxes in the house; I can
> > live with one full Windows computer.)
> > 
> > The problem is that LILO is still lurking on the computer; whenever I boot
> > up the computer, it still offers me a choice whether to boot Windows or
> > Linux.  Is there a way to delete LILO so that I can simply boot right into
> > Windows that won't require reinstalling WinXP?
> 
> Yes. You can run windows' fdisk with the option "/mbr". That will
> reinstall the boot partition to point only to windows.

I have personally had bad luck with this... The best way to have done
this for future reference was to have lilo uninstall its mbr.  

You do this(as I recall) lilo -U



_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!