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Uninstalling openSUSE


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Bridgecraft

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So I know I want to uninstall openSUSE. How would I go about? Use XP to format partitions then boot into recovery console and fixmbr or would I do it in some other way in some other order?
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Hi there,

How about from inside XP go to start, right click on My Computer and select Manage. Choose Disk Management then select the Linux partitions and format from there. Then boot to recovery console and run FIXMBR.

If you need to resize the *nix partitions or join them into one then your stated course of action should work.
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Thanks! I will give it a try.
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When I go into disk management all I get is "Delete logical drive"
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Sorry about that. I use different tools for partition work but I've used the disk management to set up new drives. I forgot it only works on drives mark as primary. I generally find most microsoft utilities wanting. I guess that's why there is a market for things like Partition Magic and Bootit NG and good FOSS alternative like gparted and QTParted.
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Try booting from the install CD and type in "rescue". Some installs have an option to select reinstalling the Windoze boot loader.
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But is it any different if I am deleting a logical drive?
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But is it any different if I am deleting a logical drive?



No. I was just playing around with the management console and you can delete the partitions then create new volume(s) from the unallocated space. The reason it only allows you to delete it is it doesn't recognize the file system. Got to love the limitations of Winedoze.
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I hear you lol! w00t no data loss!
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