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Old 04-15-2005, 06:34 AM   #1
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Can I temporarily disable GRUB??


Can I temporarily disable GRUB??

I need to check out some harddrive and I need to temporarily disable GRUB so my system will load properly.

I am not comfortable yet with Linux to use it to check out the harddrives so I need to boot to Win98.
However if I pull the harddrive with Linux out and put the new harddrive in the system will not boot, I get a Grub error.

Dual boot : Win98 ( harddrive #1)and Fedora Core 2 (harddrive #2).
Harddrive #2 is the one I will be removing and replacing.

How do I disabel Grub?? Then How do I get it back?
 
Old 04-15-2005, 06:36 AM   #2
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You installed grub to your MBR on the first hard drive... boot with a floppy or rescue disk to get into win98 if you don't want to disturb your grub config.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 07:01 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
You installed grub to your MBR on the first hard drive... boot with a floppy or rescue disk to get into win98 if you don't want to disturb your grub config.
I already have grub installed .
Using a floppy only gets me into dos mode. I want to be in the actual win98 not DOS mode.

And I do not know how to start win98 to go into graphic mode from a dos mode.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 07:08 AM   #4
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From what I remember.. type "win"
 
Old 04-15-2005, 07:15 AM   #5
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it seems as if grub isn't installed to the mbr on the master disk.if it was you should only get an error trying to boot the second drive after removing it.
if you don't need the optical drives,just use the secondary channel for the drives you want to test.
 
  


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