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By Bartndrf ·
I have two hard drives each with two partitions. On the second hard drive on one partition I have Linux and would like to know how to remove Linux. Please help.

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by dmiles In reply to Linux Removal

Before you follow the steps in this article, verify that you have a bootable disk or bootable CD-ROM for the Linux operating system, because this process completely removes the Linux operating system installed on your computer. If you intend to restore the Linux operating system at a later date, verify that you also have a good backup of all the information stored on your computer. Also, you must have a full release version of the Windows operating system you want to install.

Linux file systems use a "superblock" at the beginning of a disk partition to identify the basic size, shape, and condition of the file system.

The Linux operating system is generally installed on partition type 83 (Linux native) or 82 (Linux swap). The Linux boot manager (LILO) can be configured to start from: ? The hard disk Master Boot Record (MBR).
? The root folder of the Linux partition.
The Fdisk tool included with Linux can be used to delete the partitions. (There are other utilities that work just as well, such as Fdisk from MS-DOS 5.0 and later, or you can delete the partitions during the installation process.) To remove Linux from your computer and install Windows: 1. Remove native, swap, and boot partitions used by Linux:a. Start your computer with the Linux setup floppy disk, type fdisk at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

NOTE: For help using the Fdisk tool, type m at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
b. Type p at the command prompt, and then press ENTER to display partition information. The first item listed is hard disk 1, partition 1 information, and the second item listed is hard disk 1, partition 2 information.
c. Type d at the command prompt, and then press ENTER. You are then prompted for the partition number you want to delete. Type 1, and then press ENTER to delete partition number 1. Repeat this step until all the partitions have been deleted.
d. Type w, and then press ENTER to write this information to the partition table.

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by rindi1 In reply to Linux Removal

The easiest way would be to use a disk partitioning program with which you can remove the linux Partitions.

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by statykserver In reply to Linux Removal

Boot up your system with a 98 floppy disk or cd-rom and run fdisk at the prompt. Then delete your "non-dos partitions".

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by rlstuart In reply to Linux Removal

In WIN 2000 and I would guess - simular for XP - go to Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. From here you can quite easily, delete, combine two or more partitions, reformat, to FAT32 or NTFS of what ever etc. etc. - All with in WIN2000 - It is simple - and it works!
Richard.

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