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Getting Rid of Grub

By ryejay98
May 7, 2002
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  1. I was running a dualboot of WinXP and RedHat for several months on my computer. Recently I received a second PC which I have dedicated totally to Linux and have removed RH from the original PC. However, Grub is still installed on the MBR.... how do I remove it?

    I know I used to just pop in the Win2k CD (when I was running Win2k) and do a FIXMBR ... unfortunately, my copy of WinXP is not a full one - its one of the "restore" CDs that Compaq gives out - so I dont have that option.

    Can I use the FIXMBR from Win2K CD?
  2. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    Will FDISK /MBR work?
  3. ryejay98

    ryejay98 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    <shrug> I don't know. I know that worked with DOS and older version of Win9x ...

    I just don't want to &*(&( up my HD until I get a clear yes/no answer :)
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    source: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-faq.en.html#q12

    I believe that the Windows XP boot loader lives in the bootsector of the windows boot partition (normally active marked primary partition) so an fdisk /mbr would remove the grub code... So I think that if you boot from a DOS diskette and then run the fdisk /mbr command your machine will go straigh to XP bootloader when you start it up.

    I say, of course, believe. I have never done this. But thats what the grub faq said, so....
  5. ryejay98

    ryejay98 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Well I guess we shall see .... cross your fingers :)
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