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Need help uninstalling Ubuntu...

by RPuskas / March 21, 2007 6:53 PM PDT

I wonder if anyone could help me ASAP ...?

Out of curiosity I installed Ubuntu Linux on my secondary Mac laptop, which is an iBook 12" 1.2 GHz G4, OS 10.3, 256MB RAM. I used it like that for a few weeks to get familiar with Linux a bit.
Now we have decided to sell this laptop and someone agreed to buy it, however I need to get it restored to it's original state.

The problem is, when I restarted the laptop with the original OSX CD, it starts up than I have to click agree once or twice, and then asks me to choose the destination drive. There are no options!! Which makes me think that Ubuntu Linux has formatted the drive completely, so the restore CD can not even see it?

I need to get this fixed quickly, please, let me know what I can do, and walk me through it if you could!?

Thank you in advance!


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Uninstalling Ubunutu on a Compaq?
by Eskimodoc / April 8, 2007 8:58 PM PDT
In reply to: See duplicate post.

Now I'm running XP Media center 2005 SP2 on a compaq presaio amd64... Would doing a compaq recovery Uninstall Ubunutu 6.10? would I have to do a destructive recovery? How would I uninstall ubunutu seeings how I don't have XP Discs?

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Try a new top post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2007 11:18 PM PDT

But given you may not have a "real" XP CD that is the one that Microsoft makes versus System Restore CDs your choices are limited. You may not have the tools to boot to the system restore command line to run FIXMBR.

As such your repair is limited to what Compaq gave you.


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RE: Need help uninstalling Ubuntu...
by Eskimodoc / April 19, 2007 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Try a new top post.

Well Thanks For the help... The destructive recovery wiped Ubuntu from my drive, but my computer is still partitioned... So I just I just transfered my Documents over to the Now unused partition... So that will work out nice... Thanks for your help everyone...

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NTFS on Linux
by yangmanrui / April 19, 2007 8:28 AM PDT

Try KNOPPIX - grear distro. Try as a live cd first, install if you like next.


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