[nSLUG] dump linux

Jack Warkentin jwark at eastlink.ca
Mon May 29 20:19:09 ADT 2006


Hi Matt

On May 29, 2006 08:02 pm, Donald Teed wrote:

> Most laptops are sold with restore CDs.

I had a laptop on trial for a few weeks that came with install CD's. 
While installing Linux I managed to completely clobber the Windows XP 
installation. The restore CD's would *not* restore the Windows XP 
until after I had done an install from a full Windows XP install CD.

> I'd simply do a 
> 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda ' on the disk
> from KNOPPIX or some other CD environment, and then
> provide those CDs to the buyer.  Otherwise, if you had
> resized the Windows partition and added a Linux partition,
> and if you had used lilo, then the command 'lilo -u'
> for uninstalling lilo may restore the Windows Master Boot
> Record.  If you used the entire drive for the linux purpose,
> lilo -u is no help - you need to reinstall Windows.
> 
> On 5/29/06, matt parker <flame at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >
> >  I am selling my laptop and I want to return it to its windows
> >  state. How can I dump my linux install and lilo to return the
> >  partition back to a windows partition?
> >
> >  Matt
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