uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 completely, or fix Windows to boot

Asked by David Morgan Taylor on 2010-05-26

How can I remove Ubuntu 10.04 os

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2010-05-31
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Hi David, how did you install Ubuntu? If you installed it inside Windows, you can remove it like any other applications. But if you installed it independently, you can just wipe out the hard drive by formatting it. Just be sure you have all your important data backed up.

zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #2

Ifgyou installed ubuntu inside Windows then do what zszoet adviced.If you dual boot with Windows then first read http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p18.html#MbrFix.exe. After you do that remove Ubuntu partition with Ubuntu live CD.If ubuntu is only OS then just wipe entire HD with Ubuntu live CD.

Tom (tom6) said : #3

Hi :)

When you switch the machine on do you get to a menu with only 1 option for booting into Windows and only 1 option for booting into Ubuntu? or do you get lots of options for booting into Ubuntu and various other options too?

Please let us know!
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

I put the windows 7 cd into the drive ,cut pc off,turn on hit f12 to reboot men.,it say itts trying to read cd but never does then the pc stops the reboot gos to my home page.I tryed severl times to reboot ,it just wont do it.I think that some how Ubuntu 10.04 will have to be uninstalled,but I cant find A way to make that happen.Maybe you can ?

Ubuntuis the only o s . i tryed to put in the Ubuntu cd to remove its partion but it just trys to read the cd but never does then goes to my home page.

zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #6

Download Gparted live CD from http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ and wipe your HD with it.it is a god tool,so you should not have problems with it.

I can download it but it wont open or run it says erra . I was thinking , I dont think it can read a cd put in the drive .

delance (olivier-delance) said : #8

Can you boot on Ubuntu CD ?
In this case, use it as Live CD ("try but not install"), and open System->Administration->GParted.
After delete Ubuntu partitions.
Then I think windows will be able to detect partition and format it.

It will re boot Ubuntu,and I did ,but it still will not boot Windows. Do you want me to reboot one more time ,then after it asks to remove partitions ,click enter then remove the cd befor the new install ?

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Sent: Fri, May 28, 2010 11:52:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

delance proposed the following answer:
Can you boot on Ubuntu CD ?
In this case, use it as Live CD ("try but not install"), and open System->Administration->GParted.
After delete Ubuntu partitions.
Then I think windows will be able to detect partition and format it.

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Tom (tom6) said : #10

Hi :)

Please can you try a much lighter and faster version of linux called sliTaz? At only 30Mb compared to 800Mb with Ubuntu and Gparted it works much better than them on flaky cd/dvd-drives.
http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/
We just need to get a stable LiveCd working of whichever distro; Ubuntu, GpartedLiveCd or sliTaz it really doesn't matter as they all work much the same for what we are trying to do and they all use gparted as a partition editor, which is the crucial point right now.

To make a good Cd this guide might help,
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
basically use the cheapest blanks Cds you can reasonably easily find and create them at the slowest speed possible.

Then this guide might help you boot up from the Cd
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD

And, of course, this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

There will be minor differences for the sliTaz or the GPartteLiveCd but mostly i think you will be able to easily spot a right way forwards. The sliTaz is the best to use at this stage because it is radically smaller than the ones you have been trying so far and therefore much more likely to succeed

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #11

Hi!

Please ignore my post about getting sliTaz. If you can boot into Ubuntu then we can probably have a good go at sorting this without using anything you don't already have :)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #12

Hi David :)

I think what we really want to do to make everyone happy is to fix Ubuntu so that Windows can boot up from the boot-menu?

I think that if you could boot into Ubuntu and get to a command-line
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal
and use the mouse to copy&paste the results of these commands then we should be able to help you

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

where "-l" is a lower-case "-L".
Also could you borrow or acquire a new cd/dvd-drive, perhaps an external one or one from an older machine?
Please let us know how this goes!
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #13

Hi David :)

Please let us know how you are doing and what you want to do. Either way the results of these 2 commands will help us to help you

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #14

As Tom stated, please provide us with a little more info. and we will
help you out :)

On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Tom
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389
>
> Tom proposed the following answer:
> Hi David :)
>
> Please let us know how you are doing and what you want to do. Either way
> the results of these 2 commands will help us to help you
>
> uname -a
>
> sudo fdisk -l
>
> Good luck and regards from
> Tom :)
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
>

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Vikram Dhillon

~~~
There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but
only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
-- Linus Torvalds

i cant seem to get anything to work . i orderd a hard drive erase cd . do you think that will work ?[if it will boot]

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From: Vikram Dhillon <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 12:03:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

Vikram Dhillon proposed the following answer:
As Tom stated, please provide us with a little more info. and we will
help you out :)

On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Tom
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389
>
> Tom proposed the following answer:
> Hi David :)
>
> Please let us know how you are doing and what you want to do. Either way
> the results of these 2 commands will help us to help you
>
> uname -a
>
> sudo fdisk -l
>
> Good luck and regards from
> Tom :)
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
>

--
Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

~~~
There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but
only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
-- Linus Torvalds

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i dont understand ? ; uname-a ann sudofdisk-l what is this ?

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Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 7:12:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Answered => Open

You are still having a problem:
i cant seem to get anything to work . i orderd a hard drive erase cd .
do you think that will work ?[if it will boot]

________________________________
From: Vikram Dhillon <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 12:03:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

Vikram Dhillon proposed the following answer:
As Tom stated, please provide us with a little more info. and we will
help you out :)

On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Tom
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389
>
> Tom proposed the following answer:
> Hi David :)
>
> Please let us know how you are doing and what you want to do. Either way
> the results of these 2 commands will help us to help you
>
> uname -a
>
> sudo fdisk -l
>
> Good luck and regards from
> Tom :)
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
>

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Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

~~~
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only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
-- Linus Torvalds

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I would not mind mind keeping ubuntu . The problem is that , with ubuntu10.04 i cant get my printer to work [canon ip-2600],longitech web cam ,scanner,mic,speakers or anything that i want to attache to cpu.I cant get skyp to download and work,googel spell check,eBay tool bar alert,my survey alert.As far as getting onto the web. it is great [fast]But anything that I could do with windows , I can not do with ubuntu .

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From: David Morgan Taylor <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 7:12:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstallUbuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Answered => Open

You are still having a problem:
i cant seem to get anything to work . i orderd a hard drive erase cd .
do you think that will work ?[if it will boot]

________________________________
From: VikramDhillon <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 12:03:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstallUbuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

VikramDhillon proposed the following answer:
As Tom stated, please provide us with a little more info. and we will
help you out :)

On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Tom
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389
>
> Tom proposed the following answer:
> Hi David :)
>
> Please let us know how you are doing and what you want to do. Either way
> the results of these 2 commands will help us to help you
>
> uname -a
>
> sudofdisk -l
>
> Good luck and regards from
> Tom :)
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
>

--
Regards,
VikramDhillon

~~~
There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but
only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
-- Linus Torvalds

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Tom (tom6) said : #18

Hi :)

The erase hard-drive tool should do exactly the same as gparted from the LiveCd of Ubuntu. If you can boot-up Ubuntu either from the Cd or from the hard-drive then please get to a command-line and type in

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Please note there are spaces in those commands and without the spaces the commands wont work. The "uname -a" command will show us which version of Ubuntu you are using. The fdisk command will show us how the hard-drive is arranged. If you let us know how the hard-drive is arranged then we might be able to help you sort this problem out.

It sounds as though you have a laptop or perhaps netbook or something. Is your machine a desktop machine or a laptop? Usually with that many things not working it is worth trying the Ubuntu Netbook Remix to see if that works better
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/netbook

Since the Ubuntu Netbook Remix uses a usb-stick rather than a Cd you might find this very much easier to use

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

This is A HP dc7600 ultra slim desk top ,pent.4 -3.3 , 1.23g.mem. , 80.2 hd . how or what do i do to get to the comand line to typ in uname -a , and where do i typ sud0 fdisk -l ,Thanks

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From: Tom <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 10:49:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

Tom proposed the following answer:
Hi :)

The erase hard-drive tool should do exactly the same as gparted from the
LiveCd of Ubuntu. If you can boot-up Ubuntu either from the Cd or from
the hard-drive then please get to a command-line and type in

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Please note there are spaces in those commands and without the spaces
the commands wont work. The "uname -a" command will show us which
version of Ubuntu you are using. The fdisk command will show us how the
hard-drive is arranged. If you let us know how the hard-drive is
arranged then we might be able to help you sort this problem out.

It sounds as though you have a laptop or perhaps netbook or something. Is your machine a desktop machine or a laptop? Usually with that many things not working it is worth trying the Ubuntu Netbook Remix to see if that works better
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/netbook

Since the Ubuntu Netbook Remix uses a usb-stick rather than a Cd you
might find this very much easier to use

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said : #20

Hi :)

You can get to a command-line with the help of this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal
Really just go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

and that should open a terminal/command window/console. You can use the mouse right-click menu to copy&paste

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

delance (olivier-delance) said : #21

Please, avoid to post with previous message included. I have 3 lines of you and 30 from Tom.

In upper bar of desktop, Applications->Accessories->Terminal
Copy/paste
     uname -a
type key Enter, and the same after for
    sudo fdisk -l
"-l" is lowercase L

And after post a new message, and copy paste results inside it.

your getting me closser. I dont want to mess up ,when I get to that blake page ,do i typ in right on that ? then do i right click ?

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From: Tom <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 3:53:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

Tom proposed the following answer:
Hi :)

You can get to a command-line with the help of this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal
Really just go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

and that should open a terminal/command window/console. You can use the
mouse right-click menu to copy&paste

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #23

Please, avoid to post with previous message included. I have 3 lines of you and 30 from Tom. You should go to https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389 and have a look at thread.

You select the window, and you enter with keyboard and end line by typing key <Enter>.
Better, you can make a copy/paste by selecting text with mouse from forum and using middle-button of mouse to paste on terminal window.

i did what you said then right cklicked to copy and past but they had those in light ink so they did not work.i then went to the site you sent me and downloaded supertux. im going to try with this

________________________________
From: delance <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 4:23:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

delance proposed the following answer:
Please, avoid to post with previous message included. I have 3 lines of
you and 30 from Tom. You should go to
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389 and
have a look at thread.

You select the window, and you enter with keyboard and end line by typing key <Enter>.
Better, you can make a copy/paste by selecting text with mouse from forum and using middle-button of mouse to paste on terminal window.

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Itryed this and nothing happend.

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From: David Morgan Taylor <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 4:15:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Answered => Open

You are still having a problem:
your getting me closser. I dont want to mess up ,when I get to that
blake page ,do i typ in right on that ? then do i right click ?

________________________________
From: Tom <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 3:53:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

Tom proposed the following answer:
Hi :)

You can get to a command-line with the help of this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal
Really just go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

and that should open a terminal/command window/console. You can use the
mouse right-click menu to copy&paste

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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it did not work

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From: David Morgan Taylor <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 4:45:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Answered => Open

You are still having a problem:
i did what you said then right cklicked to copy and past but they had
those in light ink so they did not work.i then went to the site you sent
me and downloaded supertux. im going to try with this

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From: delance <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 4:23:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

delance proposed the following answer:
Please, avoid to post with previous message included. I have 3 lines of
you and 30 from Tom. You should go to
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389 and
have a look at thread.

You select the window, and you enter with keyboard and end line by typing key <Enter>.
Better, you can make a copy/paste by selecting text with mouse from forum and using middle-button of mouse to paste on terminal window.

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when i copy and past nothing happend . was i to do somthing else /

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Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 4:51:18 PM
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Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

You gave more information on the question:
Itryed this and nothing happend.

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From: David Morgan Taylor <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 4:15:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Answered => Open

You are still having a problem:
your getting me closser. I dont want to mess up ,when I get to that
blake page ,do i typ in right on that ? then do i right click ?

________________________________
From: Tom <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 3:53:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

Tom proposed the following answer:
Hi :)

You can get to a command-line with the help of this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal
Really just go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

and that should open a terminal/command window/console. You can use the
mouse right-click menu to copy&paste

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said : #28

Hi :)

Yes, it would help if people could use the links supplied in the emails to get directly into this thread on the Launchpad website. If you use the links to get to the Launchpad website it will make much more sense and be much easier to understand.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #29

HI :)

Yeh, when you get the black blank page that is where you enter the commands

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

if you have not used the mouse to copy&paste before then remember to select the whole block of the thing you want to copy and then right-click in that block in order to see the word"copy" not bold rather than faded ink
Regards from
Tom :)

delance (olivier-delance) said : #30

Hi David.
When you reply, please remove previous message. You should have a look at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389 to see the consequences. The thread is unreadable.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What's you level in computing ? (to know how far I have to go in explanation)
Can you boot from CD ? (is seems it's OK now)
What is current status ? (the thread became to confused)
If you can't copy/paste, take a digital camera, take a photo and send it at <email address hidden>.

I tryed everything that you asked me to do .It still wont let me boot windows afte removing Ubuntu.I even tryed to download H.P. drivers for Windows O.S. .Ubuntu will let me download them but wont let me install and run them.

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Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

delance requested for more information:
Hi David.
When you reply, please remove previous message. You should have a look at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389 to see the consequences. The thread is unreadable.
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What's you level in computing ? (to know how far I have to go in explanation)
Can you boot from CD ? (is seems it's OK now)
What is current status ? (the thread became to confused)
If you can't copy/paste, take a digital camera, take a photo and send it at <email address hidden>.

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #32

Can you boot from CD ? (is seems it's OK now)

I can boot from Ubuntu cd but not from windows cd

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Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

delance proposed the following answer:
Can you boot from CD ? (is seems it's OK now)

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #34

When you reply, please remove previous message. You should have a look at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389 to see the consequences. The thread is unreadable. Which mail software do you use ?

In this case your Windows CD is not boot-able or else it is dead.
I lost 20% of my CDs after 5 years.
Is it a installation or repair CD ? And how and when did you get it ?

Do you have Grub menu (first menu when you boot without CD, which entries do you have in it (Ubuntu, XP, ...) and which ones works ?

the cd is a new windows 7 ultament O.S. with a key . i will reboot and get back with you to let you know what the screen reads .

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From: delance <email address hidden>
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Sent: Mon, May 31, 2010 9:33:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

delance proposed the following answer:
When you reply, please remove previous message. You should have a look
at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389
to see the consequences. The thread is unreadable. Which mail software
do you use ?

In this case your Windows CD is not boot-able or else it is dead.
I lost 20% of my CDs after 5 years.
Is it a installation or repair CD ? And how and when did you get it ?

Do you have Grub menu (first menu when you boot without CD, which
entries do you have in it (Ubuntu, XP, ...) and which ones works ?

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #36

I get this: (please stop answering with my own answer!!). Have a look at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389 to understand the problem, please.

the cd is a new windows 7 ultament O.S. with a key . i will reboot and get back with you to let you know what the screen reads .

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From: delance <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Mon, May 31, 2010 9:33:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #112389]: uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 compleatly

Your question #112389 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389

    Status: Open => Answered

delance proposed the following answer:
When you reply, please remove previous message. You should have a look
at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389
to see the consequences. The thread is unreadable. Which mail software
do you use ?

In this case your Windows CD is not boot-able or else it is dead.
I lost 20% of my CDs after 5 years.
Is it a installation or repair CD ? And how and when did you get it ?

Do you have Grub menu (first menu when you boot without CD, which
entries do you have in it (Ubuntu, XP, ...) and which ones works ?

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #37

Do you have Grub menu (first menu when you boot without CD, which entries do you have in it (Ubuntu, XP, ...) and which ones works ?

Tom (tom6) said : #38

Hi :)

We are requesting that you send us some information. Until you send us the information we have asked you to send us we cannot even start to describe how to answer this question. The commands we have asked you to enter onto a command-line will not fix the problem but they should produce the information we need in order to help you.

To help you copy the information into here i have dug up some links
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbCA9N2y4M8&feature=related
http://www.ascentive.com/support/new/trouble_copypaste.phtml

Also some background or entertaining clips about this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut,_copy,_and_paste
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXZLGnCVAVM&feature=related
this last one is hilarious for totally failing to show anything useful but is a lot more dynamic
http://www.worldstart.com/tips/shared/copypaste.htm
http://www.webmasternow.com/copyandpaste.html

Anyway, i hope something there helps you to copy&paste the results of

uname -a

sudo fdisk -l

Also please use the link
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/112389
and scroll to the bottom of the page in order to paste into the comments box near the bottom of the page rather than using email to reply to the messages you get from us.

It does worry me that you don't seem to trust us enough to click on links but i can't see any other way of providing you with tutorials on how to copy&paste without possibly infringing on copyright/copyleft agreements.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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