how to remove F18 from F18-Win7 dual boot?

William Mattison wcmattison at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 14 12:10:36 UTC 2013


Thank-you, Tim.  I plan to attempt the install today.  - Bill.

--- On Thu, 3/14/13, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> From: Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au>
> Subject: Re: how to remove F18 from F18-Win7 dual boot?
> To: "Community support for Fedora users" <users at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6:52 AM
> On Wed, 2013-03-13 at 08:04 -0700,
> William Mattison wrote:
> > I have a dual boot desktop with Fedora 18 (from the
> Live Media) and
> > Windows 7 home.  I need to delete the Fedora 18
> install.
> 
> If you find that you're unable to install over the top, as
> the other
> reply suggests, and as some posts on this list seem to
> suggest that some
> people have had trouble doing, you can:
> 
> Boot from some other Linux disc (including the install
> disc), make your
> way into a command line, run the "fdisk" program and delete
> the Linux
> partition(s).
> 
> If, for example, your Linux partition was on /dev/sda2, then
> it'd be
> something like this:
> 
> fdisk /dev/sda
> 
> Press the "m" key then enter, to see fdisk's menu; press the
> hotkey to
> delete a partition, choose the right partition to remove,
> then write the
> partition table to disk and quit out of the fdisk program.
> 
> Now, the details about what was your Fedora partition is
> lost, so an
> install should believe that part of the disc is unused and
> available.
> 
> -- 
> [tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
> 2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686
> 
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> ignored.  I
> read messages from the public lists.
> 
> 
> 
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