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    uninstall ubtuntu 12.04 from dual boot windows xp

    i have recently done a dual boot of ubuntu 12.04 on my Mini Dell 1010 running Windows XP. Being impressed with it I now want to remove Windows OS so that I can do a clean install of ubuntu.
    The Mini Dell does not have a CD reader and would prefer not to purchase an attachment.
    What is the best way to do this.
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    Re: uninstall ubtuntu 12.04 from dual boot windows xp

    Can you boot from USB drive?
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    Re: uninstall ubtuntu 12.04 from dual boot windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowan View Post
    Can you boot from USB drive?
    I have a usb port on the Mini Dell and an external Seagate 40GB for storage. My main desktop is running Windows 7 and has a dvd reader. I have the recovery discs supplied with the Mini.
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    Re: uninstall ubtuntu 12.04 from dual boot windows xp

    Netboot might be an option.
    If you can boot from USB, you can create a bootable USB stick from Windows or from Ubuntu
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    Re: uninstall ubtuntu 12.04 from dual boot windows xp

    Thanks for replying Iowen - will follow that link up.
    Is it possible to use the Seagate portable drive to create a 'bootable usb' - since it is like a memory stick ?
    I have read that there could be problems using a bootable USB.
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    Re: uninstall ubtuntu 12.04 from dual boot windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowan View Post
    Netboot might be an option.
    If you can boot from USB, you can create a bootable USB stick from Windows or from Ubuntu
    Ok I am going to use a Scandisk Cruzer 8GB Flash Drive and creating a bootable USB stick from Windows.

    But then where do I find the instructions to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot using this bootable stick - or will I get them on inserting the usb into the system ?
    Thanks

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