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    Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Okay, here's a question. A friend installed ubuntu netbook remix, and wants to remove it now.

    How would I go about doing this for my friend?

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Remove it and install windows? Just insert the Windows disk and install normally. Format the drive Ubuntu was on during the Windows install and Ubuntu will be removed.
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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Just reinstall it. The default Grub2 install will rewrite it and reconize Windows.

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Do you mean he wants to goto the regular Ubuntu desktop, or back to Windows XP?

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Quote Originally Posted by TrekCaptainUSA View Post
    Okay, here's a question. A friend installed ubuntu netbook remix, and wants to remove it now.

    How would I go about doing this for my friend?
    Perhaps I should have been clearer:

    There are two OS installed simultaneously on the drive: WinXP and Linux.

    The friend would like for me to nuke the Linux part, and resize the XP part to fill the whole drive.

    I can do this using a partition manager that I have (I'm a tech, btw, and I service mostly windows computers) via the windows partition, and nuke the Linux partition, or I can use a community-approved way of getting rid of Linux but leaving the rest of the drive intact.
    Last edited by teward; October 27th, 2009 at 04:30 AM.

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    You should be able to delete the linux partition and reformat it to something windows can recognize(ntfs for example).

    However I don't think you can simply resize the windows partition. You might have to have windows use two partitions, one can just be storage and such.

    And for how you would do this, is by booting into Ubuntu using a live CD, and using GParted to do all the partitioning. This would be the method that I would trust the most.

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Quote Originally Posted by Finalfantasykid View Post
    You should be able to delete the linux partition and reformat it to something windows can recognize(ntfs for example).

    However I don't think you can simply resize the windows partition. You might have to have windows use two partitions, one can just be storage and such.

    And for how you would do this, is by booting into Ubuntu using a live CD, and using GParted to do all the partitioning. This would be the method that I would trust the most.
    Small problem: They don't have a CD drive, and erased the flash drive they used to install the software.

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    However I don't think you can simply resize the windows partition. You might have to have windows use two partitions, one can just be storage and such.
    If TrekCaptainUSA has a fully featured "partition manager" then there shouldn't be a problem resizing.

    The MBR may need restoring to a Windows MBR.
    Last edited by mechro; October 27th, 2009 at 04:42 AM.

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Quote Originally Posted by mechro View Post
    \The MBR may need restoring to a Windows MBR.
    That's the only thing I'll need to figure out. Seeing how it's a netbook, I can't use a CD for it, but oh well. Google is my friend.

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    Re: Removing Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Have a look at Unetbootin, another good tool to add to your technicians toolkit.

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