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    Angry I want to uninstall backtrack 4???

    I need help uninstalling backtrack 4. I installed it using ubiquity installer or something and it installed backtrack 4 now i cant boot into windows vista only backtrack, when i turn on my computer it says something about GRUB and it countdowns then it starts backtrack. I cant seem to work around it can any one help so that i can boot vista instead of backtrack.

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    All you need is a entry in grub to boot you windows partition. If your windows partition is still there and you didn't over write it then I will assume its on sda1 so in that case you need to do this:

    open a terminal
    nano /boot/grub/grub.conf

    add this to the bottom

    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1



    There is no uninstaller for linux

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    I did what you said. It said "Error writing /boot/grub/grub.conf: Permission denied" when i tried to save it....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capone View Post
    I did what you said. It said "Error writing /boot/grub/grub.conf: Permission denied" when i tried to save it....??
    you need to be the root user.

    If I were you I would reformat the whole drive and re install windows and forget about backtrack. Its obviously way more advanced than you are ready for.

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    Easy for you to say...i had all my life in that computer!! everything from files to pictures and programs. There has to be a way...how do i change into root user?

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    Basic linux... su or sudo <command>

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    thankyou i got that part working...so now after that i restart and it should be working right?

    I restarted and it did the same thing...booted right back into backtrack :/
    By the way when i opened grub.conf it didnt have anything in it...normal?

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    Try this:

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    sudo fdisk -l
    It will prompt you for your user password. Enter it.

    Print your output back here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln View Post
    Try this:

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    sudo fdisk -l
    It will prompt you for your user password. Enter it.

    Print your output back here.
    yea i got into root user and i saved the file successfully but now i restarted and its like nothing happened..i opened the file again and it still had the changes..i double checked for any errors but there was none. Any other solutions?

    other than that what i got is "fdisk: invalid option -- '1'" ...and the usage at the bottom..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capone View Post
    yea i got into root user and i saved the file successfully but now i restarted and its like nothing happened..i opened the file again and it still had the changes..i double checked for any errors but there was none. Any other solutions?
    Yeah, run fdisk like I mentioned (copy and paste into the terminal). Then post the results here.

    edit: That's a "L"

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