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Offline cheetahman

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After many partitioning attempts I deciced it would be best to uninstall Linux complotely then reinstall it as a dual boot to then increase the size since I have the size I want it in GB.

Also I would like to know if somebody else has done the same thing

Also would this tutorial help me
linuxforums.org/tutorials/1/tutorial-20532.html

Also I found these too would they help but they look oudated and when I remove Linux won't I have a huge space of blank space which I could merge into XP

portal.suse.com/sdb/en/1999/03/tg_deinstall.html
portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/09/fhassel_deinstall_grub.html

Offline Ricky

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How would I uninstall SuSE Linux then Reinstall it as dual b
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2005, 01:44:29 PM »
hmm..
so you are trying to uninstall.. its easy, simply format the partition on which SUSE is intalled or start installing the new distro.. it will ask you to hv fresh installation then it will do same for u.

And that tutorial is not really a linux tutorial .. lolz..

Anyways.. don't worry about MBR.. just during installation make sure to install boot records at MBR and it will be there for you!

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How would I uninstall SuSE Linux then Reinstall it as dual b
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2005, 05:40:35 PM »
Quote from: "Ricky"
hmm..
so you are trying to uninstall.. its easy, simply format the partition on which SUSE is intalled or start installing the new distro.. it will ask you to hv fresh installation then it will do same for u.

And that tutorial is not really a linux tutorial .. lolz..

Anyways.. don't worry about MBR.. just during installation make sure to install boot records at MBR and it will be there for you!


I still want suse but give it more space like 5GBs and still dual boot with xp

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How would I uninstall SuSE Linux then Reinstall it as dual b
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2005, 09:53:21 AM »
Its better you use fdisk and repartition the hdd. This will erase the data on the partitions you touch. As you want to completely remove linux just delete its partition and adjust the space accodingly. Everything else will be done by the installer automatically.

Remember: You will loose data on the partitions you touch or change or adjust. So if you donot want to loose windows dont touch that partition.

Offline dragoncity99

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How would I uninstall SuSE Linux then Reinstall it as dual b
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2005, 01:31:14 PM »
Consider slackware 10.1 then, it's maximum installation takes only about 3GB.

If u chose to use simpler and smaller Linux:
1. Ubuntu
2. College Linux
3. Memphis ( Never use it b4)
4. FC3/FC4 if with workstation installation.

5GB should be good enuf :)

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How would I uninstall SuSE Linux then Reinstall it as dual b
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2005, 03:55:18 PM »
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Its better you use fdisk and repartition the hdd. This will erase the data on the partitions you touch. As you want to completely remove linux just delete its partition and adjust the space accodingly. Everything else will be done by the installer automatically.

Remember: You will loose data on the partitions you touch or change or adjust. So if you donot want to loose windows dont touch that partition.


Could I find fdisk with a easy to use GUI

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How would I uninstall SuSE Linux then Reinstall it as dual b
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005, 01:31:18 PM »
For simple tool, use

1. cfdisk
2. DiskDruid