Hi. I helped a friend install Fedora Core 6 for a dual-boot setup with Windows XP. Unfortunately, the FC6 installation doesn't boot properly -- after FC6 is selected from GRUB, it displays an infinite stream of two characters until the power is killed. It would previously work intermittently, with the same problem sometimes happening, and at other times it would freeze during startup or while running YUM.
The current problem is that my friend wants to remove the LVM partitions that were created on one hard drive during the installation of Fedora and reclaim the space as a fresh partition for the Windows system. I'm not sure how this could be done: it seems to be impossible to boot to Fedora; Windows doesn't recognize LVM, so it refuses to reformat those partitions (which it reports as "raw"); and I've just learned that GParted can't be used for LVM
. I believe it would be sufficient to simply destroy the Fedora partitions (i.e., convert them to unformatted space on the drive) so that a new partition can be created later under Windows or with a tool like GParted.
Is it possible with the Fedora CDs to use Disk Druid (or anything else) to simply remove the partitions without (re-)installing Fedora? If not, can anyone recommend a live CD or similar utility that can remove the partitions, preferably graphical and simple to use? (I'm not very experienced with command-line things and I'd hate to accidentally mess the system up worse than it already is.) Please ask if there's any other information I can provide that might help you answer my questions. Incidentally, any information on what might be causing the aforementioned failures to boot would be appreciated as well. Thank you very much.