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

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