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Re: remove Debian

In linux.debian.user, Frédéric Aliotti <Frederic.Aliotti@insa-lyon.fr> wrote:
>  A 15:47 02/09/03 -0400, vous avez écrit :
> >On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 12:33:36PM -0700, Yu Sun wrote:
> > >
> > > I have installed Debain with Windows 98 on my notebook. Now I want to
> > > remove Debian, make this notebook dedicated to Windows. How should I
> > > do it?
> >
> >This is easy. You can do it from either Windows or Debian.
> >
> >In windows simply run fdisk, delete your linux partitions and replace
> >them with Windows partitions (fat32 I guess). Then reboot.
>    if a boot loader is used to boot win98 and debian (lilo), then, removing 
>  the deb partition will remove the lilo.conf and all the lilo stuff. I think 
>  that the HD won't be bootable after that. Is it wrong ?

If lilo uses the mbr, it will still boot.  Provided you choose Windows,
Linux will hang.  

To restore the original boot loader do a:

	fdisk /mbr

from a dos prompt.

Don't forget to format the partitions that you create.

Michael C.
mcsuper5@usol.com http://mcsuper5.freeshell.org/
Registered Linux User #303915 http://counter.li.org/

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