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Re: [vox-tech] BLASPHEMY (i.e., removing Linux from a dual-boot system)
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Re: [vox-tech] BLASPHEMY (i.e., removing Linux from a dual-boot system)



On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 02:03:05PM -0800, Richard Crawford wrote:
> After much wrangling and deliberating, I finally went and (very
> regretfully) removed Debian from my dual-boot Sony Vaio.  Deleting the OS
> itself was easy enough -- I just used Partition Magic to delete the
> partitions and reformat them as NTFS partitions that I can use to store
> Windows files and data.  (The reason I did this was because there wasn't
> enough space on this laptop for all of the Windows programs I wanted, and
> I already have three -- soon to be four -- Linux boxes in the house; I can
> live with one full Windows computer.)
> 
> The problem is that LILO is still lurking on the computer; whenever I boot
> up the computer, it still offers me a choice whether to boot Windows or
> Linux.  Is there a way to delete LILO so that I can simply boot right into
> Windows that won't require reinstalling WinXP?

Yes. You can run windows' fdisk with the option "/mbr". That will
reinstall the boot partition to point only to windows.

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