View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu uninstall

November 3rd, 2008, 10:27 PM
My sister brought a elonex webbook with ubuntu istalled but after a few months she just can't get used to it and asked me if i could install windows xp on it and i said i don't see why not, so i connected my external dvd drive and started to go through setup but when i go to select what had drive i want to use the hd is not there so any ideas on what i can try.

November 3rd, 2008, 10:31 PM
I believe what you want to do is remove the partition that has Ubuntu on it, repartition, format, and then install XP.

November 3rd, 2008, 10:37 PM
That is what i want to do but all i get is Unknown Disk (There is no disk in this drive.)

November 4th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Well i can't get this webbook to install xp as windows setup don't see the drive. I even put the webbook sata hard drive into my pc and fdisked the drive, installed xp on it then put it back ito the webbook but it just won't boot off the hard drive. all i get is this below.


And my startup and bios is this below.



November 4th, 2008, 03:03 PM
From: http://www.elonexsupport.com/webbook/webbookusermanual.pdf

Your webbook comes with the operating system preinstalled. This is either
Linux or Windows XP depending on which model you’ve chosen. It is, however,
possible to upgrade the operating system from Linux to Windows XP along with
a new larger hard drive. Please see in-store for details or call customer services
on 0870 087 0168.
We recommend that you do not install Windows XP if you have less than 4GB of
storage on your webbook. You can find webbook drivers on the CD that
accompanies your XP upgrade/in this pack if you already have Windows XP. You
will need these drivers if your change or re-install your operating system.

November 4th, 2008, 03:11 PM
I have that manual m8 but wats your point. I phone them and they send you round chsing my tail and then say we will call you back then don't.

November 4th, 2008, 03:43 PM
no point. Just was not sure you had checked manual. It's usually the last place I look. Does seem odd that its not showing the bios.

You could try booting to a usb stick with grub and having it point at the drive.

November 4th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Wat is grub m8 as i no nothing about ubuntu so haw do i boot a usb stick with grub and where do i get it.