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 Post subject: How to uninstall Mandrake?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:36 pm 
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Okay. I'm running Mandrake Linux 10 and Windows XP Professional in a dualboot environment. How do I safely remove Linux and the bootloader, and restore Windows' boot information to the Master Boot Record, without screwing anything up? They're on separate hard disks, so I don't mind if I have to format the one that Linux is on.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:19 pm 
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this is from help and support in winXP home(copy and paste)
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Fixmbr
Repairs the master boot record of the boot disk. The fixmbr command is only available when you are using the Recovery Console.

fixmbr [device_name]

Parameter

device_name

The device (drive) on which you want to write a new master boot record. The name can be obtained from the output of the map command. An example of a device name is:

\Device\HardDisk0.

Example

The following example writes a new master boot record to the device specified:

fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0

Notes

If you do not specify a device_name, a new master boot record will be written to the boot device, which is the drive on which your primary system is loaded.
If an invalid or nonstandard partition table signature is detected, you will be prompted whether you want to continue. If you are not having problems accessing your drives, you should not continue. Writing a new master boot record to your system partition could damage your partition tables and cause your partitions to become inaccessible.


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so basicly restart and hit F8, go to the recovery console option and do what is sez above...beyond that just reformat the linux drive


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:33 am 
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Cool, thanks. I'll try that.


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