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I recently bought my son his own computer that he wants to put Red Hat on... However, I want to use the old pc for Windows...but I can't seem to get Linuz off the pc...
I'm not well versed in pc technology (guess that is why I use Windows)
Any help would be appreciated.   Thanks
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I wish all of the Linux users good luck!  I guess some of us are just doomed to Windows and the "fatal error messages".

Thanks,  confused father
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To get Linux of your system do the following:
boot at dos and issue:
c:> fdisk /mbr
this should remove the LILO boot prompt from your system (if you cant boot through the Hard Disk in dos, use a bootdisk).
after that issue:
c:> fdisk
you should get the table with the partitions....somewhere there there are some partitions that are marked as "Unknown" this ones are the Linux partitions...just erase them and recreate them...after doing so you will be able to see 2 new partitions (or as many as Linux had previously)...format them and you are ready to use them...
That simple :)))
But i would reccomend you to keep on with Linux :) since there is a "revolution" at the software area of it (check news.freshmeat.net, for a list of cool software)...
Good Luck...

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