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By adr1817 ·
I installed red hat linux on my new PC and then I also installed Win NT 4.0 without uninstalling the Linux. I was able to delete the partition for NT but I can't delete the other partition ( Ext_DOS), tried to Fdisk but all I get is "cannot delete extended partition". I guess my question is what steps should I do to uninstall Linux and delete the extended partition? Thanks!

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by randyarnold In reply to linux

Start the NT install and go as far as the disk configuration. Delete the partition and exit the install. If you uninstall linux, run fdisk /mbr to remove lilo.

If you want both OS's on the machine install NT first. You can add NT to lilo after the linux install.

Randy

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by adr1817 In reply to linux

Linux was first installed before NT...

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by SEARogue In reply to linux

Hi, The fdisk/mbr will work, but if you don't want to do that, the only other way I have been successful in removing the partitions like you are stating, was to go go back to fdisk, recreate if necessary a regular partition etc, then format all partitions, then delete them, starting with the extended etc.
Hope this helps,

Best Regards,
Tony

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by adr1817 In reply to linux

It didn't work....it's still giving me an error stating that cannot delete ext dos partition and the other error cannot delete any logical partition eventhough i recreated a new partition and formatted. I would like to delete all partition and startall over

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by rmembury In reply to linux

Partition Magic 6.0

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by adr1817 In reply to linux

Still getting an error
"Cannot delete EXT_Dos partition"
"Cannot delete any logical dos partition if EXT_DOS drive still exist:

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by jcmcintyre In reply to linux

First, you need to unistall LILO. To do this, run the command:

/sbin/lilo -u
Next, you have to remove the linux partitions.
I find the best way to uninstall Linux is to run the installation program again, and when I get the promptto create partitions, I delete any partitions I don't want, then reboot.

The machine will now reboot with Linux uninstalled

Cheers

Jim

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by adr1817 In reply to linux

I wasn't able to install lilo

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by jcmcintyre In reply to linux

First, you need to unistall LILO. To do this, run the command:

/sbin/lilo -u
Next, you have to remove the linux partitions.
I find the best way to uninstall Linux is to run the installation program again, and when I get the promptto create partitions, I delete any partitions I don't want, then reboot.

The machine will now reboot with Linux uninstalled

Cheers

Jim

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