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Kevin Hansen:
Hi,
 I need to uninstall linux lite from my hard drive but haven't had any luck so far. It is the only operating system on this HD. I have tried virtually everything but nothing seems to work. Is there anyone that could possibly help me uninstall linux lite from a terminal possibly?  I need in detail directions because I have tried searching but most of the commands do not work in linux lite for some reason. Thanks

Moltke:

--- Quote from: Kevin Hansen on January 21, 2021, 05:39:26 PM ---Hi,
 I need to uninstall linux lite from my hard drive but haven't had any luck so far. It is the only operating system on this HD. I have tried virtually everything but nothing seems to work. Is there anyone that could possibly help me uninstall linux lite from a terminal possibly?  I need in detail directions because I have tried searching but most of the commands do not work in linux lite for some reason. Thanks

--- End quote ---

You can't "uninstall" any OS, being it Linux, Windows or MAC, what  you can do is;
1. Install another OS over it; this will overwrite the existing HDD replacing the old OS with the new one.
2. Delete/remove the OS from the HDD; use something like dban https://dban.org/ burn to a USB, boot the live iso and follow the instructions. Or just use Linux Lite live USB, launch gparted, select the HDD and  fromat it.

Hope this helps! :)

firenice03:
@Kevin Hansen
Ditto what @Moltke suggests...


But you CAN also use the a LL liveusb (where you burned the ISO to a usb" boot to it and use gparted in the same manner...


OR reinstalling LL choosing the same partitions or formatting will overwrite the current install.


Kinda curious as to results your wanting?? formatting is erasing/prepping the disk - but not completely wiping it, lets say to get rid of all data in order to sell/give away the hard disk...





Kevin Hansen:
Say I want to install windows xp over Linux lite for the simple reason that I cannot run a certain outdated program on anything but XP. I've tried to install it with the disc but it just goes to grub or something. How can I get it to install over Linux Lite? Thanks again.

Moltke:

--- Quote from: Kevin Hansen on January 26, 2021, 10:00:05 PM ---Say I want to install windows xp over Linux lite for the simple reason that I cannot run a certain outdated program on anything but XP. I've tried to install it with the disc but it just goes to grub or something. How can I get it to install over Linux Lite? Thanks again.

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You need to change the boot priority in BIOS settings, right now is booting from the HDD, where Linux Lite's installed, look for the option, so it boots from the
CD-ROM drive.

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