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    I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    I am not dual booting it with nothing.
    Ubuntu 8.04 is the only operating system i have on my acer.
    i want to delete it completely so i can use my acer system restore disk.
    Thank you in advance

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    When you use your system restore disk, it will reformat your hard drive, overwriting Ubuntu (and everything else on it).

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    Quote Originally Posted by mb_webguy View Post
    When you use your system restore disk, it will reformat your hard drive, overwriting Ubuntu (and everything else on it).
    iv the restore cd and it doesnt work. people have told me that the Acer recovery disk may be expecting something on my hard disk that it can't find. It may be something that the Ubuntu installed/wrote to the boot sector

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    what is use od recovery disk if you don't have anything on hard drive?

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    Well, you could use a GParted LiveCD to reformat your hard drive. That would get rid of Ubuntu, but if the system restore disk is indeed looking for something on your hard drive (which seems pretty dumb, since it's sort of the point of a restore disk that it can be used when your system gets completely fubar'ed), then removing Ubuntu won't magically recover that information...

    You are trying to boot from the recovery disc, right? You need to press a key (it should be either F2 or F10 for an Acer) during startup to bring up the boot menu...
    Last edited by mb_webguy; August 6th, 2008 at 10:12 PM.

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    Quote Originally Posted by PIPI View Post
    what is use od recovery disk if you don't have anything on hard drive?
    Idk thats what the guy from Geek squad told me.
    So what do i do?

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    Quote Originally Posted by mb_webguy View Post
    Well, you could use a GParted LiveCD to reformat your hard drive. That would get rid of Ubuntu, but if the system restore disk is indeed looking for something on your hard drive (which seems pretty dumb, since it's sort of the point of a restore disk that it can be used when your system gets completely fubar'ed), then removing Ubuntu won't magically recover that information...
    I dont really know what to do with gparted live cd? or that website?

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    Download the ISO for the LiveCD, then burn the ISO to a cd using Brasero or some other cd burning program. Then boot off of the CD. It's been a while since I've used GParted, but it should be fairly obvious how to go about reformatting your hard drive.

    But like I said, I don't see how that would make your recovery disc work...

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    and I still don't get your problem. you want to remove ubuntu so you can use recovery dics to recovery what?

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    Re: I want to delete ubuntu 8.04 completely

    I wouldn't really believe something someone that works at geek squad tells you. There's no point for you to get gparted, it won't solve your problem. What you need to do is use the recovery disk that came with your computer. You will most likely have to press one of the F keys to boot from the CD as the system is going through the POST.

    I don't think the Acer recovery disk is looking for some file on your harddrive before it will restore your system. That would be quite asinine on Acer's part.

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