> Good morning,
> I shared my hard disk between Windows95 and Linux Mandrake 7.2. Now I
> must uninstall
> Mandrake to give all the capacity of my hard disk to Win95. But Mandrake
> give no
> indication for a good method in its documentation. I tried to erase the
> Linux partition
> with FDISK (on Linux) but unfortunately GRUB (which is installed on the
> sector boot)
> continues to work (I tried to uninstall GRUB, unsucessfully). Moreover,
> FDISK (the DOS-
> program) is unable to fix the problem: it doesn't even see there is
> another OS on the
> hard disk (obviously).
> I'm looking a good method to erase Linux Mandrake (and GRUB, too) for
> using Windows95
> on all the disk. Could someone give me some useful information about
> this problem? I
> must precise I cannot install Windows95 again (lost the boot floppy) and
> besides I'm not
> sure that the Windows95 installation software contained on my CD-ROM
> could seriously
> fix the problem.
> Thank you for your help
from a running linux system:
To uninstall from a running linux system do the following.
boot into linux.
login as root
fdisk /dev/hda # or sda depending on your hard drive.
delete all linux partitions
quit and save changes
reboot with a DOS/windoz boot disk.
enter: fdisk /MBR
You will need to format the partition or drive back to a DOS/windows format.
Or if you can't boot the linux system:
Use the installation boot disk to boot the system and follow through the
install up to the partitioning section. Delete all linux partitions and
then choose the "Back" button and save the changes when asked.
Then reboot the system with a windows boot disk and do a:
You will have to format the disk/partition back to the DOS format.
Hope this helps.
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