What is the best and safest way?

By SystemCheck ·
hdd 1 has vista, hdd 2 has ubuntu, want to keep vista (hdd 1) and format ubuntu (hdd 2) and use it for storage. using grub (came with ubuntu) to boot to either OS. How can I do this step by step without screwing up my vista? Do I use "disk management" in vista or what, thank you for your responses.

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this should workd

by SystemCheck In reply to This should work

so this'll work even though linux is on a separate hdd

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If you are dual booting

by Jacky Howe In reply to this should workd

linux would have added itself to Vistas boot manager. Do you get a choice of which OS to load on bootup. If so following those instructions will remove the Linux boot loader.

You can then use Disk Manager in Vista to delete and recreate the Partitions on the second drive.

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dual booting

by SystemCheck In reply to If you are dual booting

yes a grub load comes up before the splash screen, so just load up in vista goto disk management and delete the partitions with linux. this will wipe the hdd 2 (with linux) and keep the origional vista boot loader intact as like when i first bought it.

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Yes if you follow those

by Jacky Howe In reply to dual booting

instructions you will be OK. Remove the grub loader first.

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