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then you will have to find one. otherwise you are kind of SOL.
    
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Well thanks everyone, I guess my only choice is to find the windows disc. There really is no option or command to cancel the Linux install?
Sure, put the Linux disc back in, and let it boot up, and then cancel it.

You know, this is one reason some of us have pre-built VMware appliances for folding.
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^Pre built? I was just following that guide, but since its old there is an error in the guide which led me to this.

lol So I guess I need to spend then next hour re downloading Suse so I can burn it to a disk so I can cancel the install. That sucks


**Edit
The windows repair cd doesn't work either...
Edited by xlastshotx - 12/19/08 at 9:21am
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How did you lose the disc?
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How did you lose the disc?
I never had a linux disc. This is crazy how difficult it is just to cancel a linux install.
Edited by xlastshotx - 12/19/08 at 9:28am
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Well how did you start it in the first place without the disc?!? I'm completely lost now.
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Well how did you start it in the first place without the disc?!? I'm completely lost now.
I downloaded Suse onto my computer thinking it was the .iso of it accourding to the tutorial, but it turned out to be like some kind of .exe installer, so then me stupidly thinking that maybe if I started that process on the VMWare partion that maybe I didn't need the .iso, so I installed it and it asked to restart so I did and now I am were I am now.
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I downloaded Suse onto my computer thinking it was the .iso of it accourding to the tutorial, but it turned out to be like some kind of .exe installer, so then me stupidly thinking that maybe if I started that process on the VMWare partion that maybe I didn't need the .iso, so I installed it and it asked to restart so I did and now I am were I am now.
Now that's just the strangest thing I've ever heard of. This is of course just one reason I never, ever recommend Windows-based installers for Linux.

Hopefully at this point the DVD will manage to let you continue and back out of whatever it was that it did.
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Now that's just the strangest thing I've ever heard of. This is of course just one reason I never, ever recommend Windows-based installers for Linux.

Hopefully at this point the DVD will manage to let you continue and back out of whatever it was that it did.
Yeah I hope so, its at 75% on the download so another 30 minutes and I can start burning it (download is going slower than expected). If I cant get out of this then I don't know what to do, I can install Linux like it wants me to but then what? Maybe if I have to install it then after its installed when I start my pc it will give me an option of which OS to start, if not then idk... I really don't want to have to re-install windows, I just got it set up the way I like it .
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While you're at it go download R.I.P. (Recovery Is Possible) Just in case you can't easily get Windows back, you can at least get your files back.
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