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ok i just got a new hard drive and plugged it in. well windows was not detecting it so i went and booted up into the Ubuntu live cd to format it so that i could see it in windows with partition magic i actually installed another version of Ubuntu onto the hard drive. well now i cant boot into windows so i am in my original Ubuntu install.

so how do i do a completely format the drive i just installed using Ubuntu?
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ok i just got a new hard drive and plugged it in. well windows was not detecting it so i went and booted up into the Ubuntu live cd to format it so that i could see it in windows with partition magic i actually installed another version of Ubuntu onto the hard drive. well now i cant boot into windows so i am in my original Ubuntu install.

so how do i do a completely format the drive i just installed using Ubuntu?
First if you're using PATA drives you need to set up your drives as master or slave... Or if they are SATA it wont matter... Then in you BIOS you need to choose which drive you'd like to boot from (boot priority)... Set it so it boots from the drive with your XP install... In XP go into system administration and then drive managment... There you can partiton and format the new drive and also assign a drive letter....



As for removing Ubuntu it should should disappear when you partition and reformat the new drive... If you run into problems getting rid of GRUB, boot with the install CD your drive came with and zero fill the drive... That will rid you of GRUB... Then partition ( if you'd like) and reformat... If you didn't get an install CD go to the manufacturers website and d/l and burn the install CD iso....

I've had bad results trying to remove GRUB by deleting partitons with Gparted ans such....
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when grub come up hit <c>
and type
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chainloader (hdX,Y)+1
boot
replace X with the harddrive # Windows is on starting from 0
and Y with the partiton # that windows is on starting from 0
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