[opensource] uninstall ubuntu

BRIAN SWANEY swaney.29 at osu.edu
Sun Jan 28 17:26:19 EST 2007

Everyone seems to be telling you to go into BIOS. this will generally work fine (sometimes the BIOS doesn't let you change the boot order). Find there something about the boot order and put CD first. If that doesn't work and/or you don't want to mess around with your settings (I've seen a computer that did not give the option to change the boot order in BIOS), another key will give you a one-time boot menu. For me, BIOS is [F2] and the boot menu is [F12]. It could be a number of things though, depending on your machine. Try pressing every key that starts with "F," the [Tab] key, and the [Esc] key. whichever of these ways you encounter, you'll find your Windows disk booting. It should be self-explanitory from there. Just kill the Linux partition and install the Windows CD into the free space (you can shrink it later by booting from a live CD and running gparted).

If I were you, I'd consider taking advantage of the GRUB menu (actually, I already do). Install Windows first, so it doesn't have anything to run over, then install Linux and it will let you shrink the partition and install it to a second one. The next time you boot, you'll see a menu asking what operating system you want to use.

Hope this helps...

-Brian Swaney

----- Original Message -----
From: Steven James Samuel Stapleton <stapleton at mps.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2007 4:10 pm
Subject: Re: [opensource] uninstall ubuntu

> The problem isn't that Ubuntu is installed. The problem is that 
> your hard 
> drive appears before your CD ROM drive in your systems boot opetions.
> The best way to fix this is to look at the messages one bootup, and 
> find the 
> "Press [some key] for boot menu". This is usually, but not always 
> [F8]. If 
> you have a splacsh screen, you'll need to turn it of (usually 
> [tab], but 
> again, not always, the actual key should be listed somewhere on the 
> screen).
> There's also editing your BIOS settings to fix this, but I wouldn't 
> advise 
> that unless you *really* know what you are doing, because you can 
> make your 
> computer unbootable otherwise.
> -Jim Stapleton
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "YUNLONG ZHANG" <zhang.556 at osu.edu>
> To: <opensource at cse.ohio-state.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 3:47 PM
> Subject: [opensource] uninstall ubuntu
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > For some reason I need to uninstall Ubuntu, Can you tell me how 
> to do it? 
> > Whenever I inster the Windows boot CD, the linux always turns 
> out. I don't 
> > know how to do with it.
> >
> > Yunlong
> >
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