how to delete linux partition

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    pravin4u New Member

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    HI guys i want to delete linux partions on my hdd. fdisk is unable to do so .... what utility to use for the same??
     
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    Use third party softwares like partition magic for deleating linux partitions under windows.
    Or boot with ur linux cd n select manual installation.
    Use diskdruid to deleate all visible Ext partitions
    Also dont forget to deleate yr swap partition.
    Use Fdisk in linux if u r comfortable with it.
    Its the most powerfull tool for partitioning.

    But why u wanna deleate .
    If u dont like ur current distro then try
    mandrake or redhat.
    Once u get the hang of it u cannot live without it.
     
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    or if don't want to install linux on to ur hard disk....try Knoppix.....which is not installed on hard disk but used with CD only.It's very good with all the functionalities of Linux.....i.e,internet,openoffice,mozilla............etc.
    it's in this month's DVD
     
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    U can use winXp for this, how?
    go on my comp right click go on manage
    then in storage then to disk managment and do what ever u want to
    or use PM8.0
     
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    ok
    from botable flopy of windows--indsert it
    write fdisk /mbr
    then grub will be deleted

    & thern from, if u have XP , windows format the drive. (XP shows that drive as unspecified in Disk mngmt)

    in 98u can format by format command
     
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    I have converted a Linux partition to Windows with the help of a software called QTparted available in Knoppix. You can also try partition magic
     
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    Actually the problem is different here, the pc iam installing linux is
    pII 230
    64 mb ram
    20 gb segate

    first i tried with redhat 9, during installtion pc hanged so i tried again but same result, so i thought my cd is not usable then i tried with suse - but to my frustration it also hang twice, & now i have decided not to use linux on that pc so want to retrive my hdd space back ( ihve installed 98 on that pc)

    What could be the reason for hanging during installtion :roll:
     
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    your computer configuration is a bit low for Redhat 9 which is a resource hogger, try installing Fedora Core 2 instead.
     
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    fdisk /mbr
     
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    it was after reading your thread that I decided to test Fedora Core 2.

    and I did not find any problem or bug in it.
    it runs absolutely stable and fine.





    I agree, the Fedora Core 2 CDs distributed with the Redhat Bible were of poor quality and there were errors in their burning (installations used to hang midway due to corrupt files), the company had to replace a whole lot of those CDs.

    try downloading the ISOs of the 4 Cds from some mirror site and install it.
     
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    format c: /s/u/x
    try the little utility called bootitNG ...create a bootable disk ..boot...cancal the installation screen ..hit the partition button..delete the linux partition..create a new FAT32/NTFS partition..reboot.....Job Done......:)
     
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    what??? do you actually believe in what you said?
     
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    I stand by my word.

    I installed Fedora Core 2 on my old Celeron 266 MHz PC (running @ 333 MHz) with 128 MB SDRAM, 17 GB Seagate HDD and disabled the non-essential services.

    ... and the system works fine.
     
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    ...and did you install RH 9 on the same PC? d00d FC is nothing but newer version of RH. it is just that RH has decided to keep the name RedHat only for its enterprise class distros. also the developement has been given to voluteer developers but RH will help in the developement. in short Fedora is the elder brother of RedHat.
    what you are saying is sounds like "your computer configuration is a bit low for Windows 98se which is a resource hogger, try installing Windows XP instead."
    does that make any sense to you? if yes, then...well...good for you.
     
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    RHL 9 took 3:42 minutes to boot till login screen,
    while FC 2 took 2:51


    that's all.
     
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    lol!!! okay as you say sir :lol:
     
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    I like ur name.
     
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