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Old 12-06-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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Killed Grub on former Dual boot sys


Ok, I had my other computer partitioned with a small FAT partition for the boot at the begininng of the disk, then a windows XP part and a smaller linux partition. The bootloader was Grub, and would work fine to boot windows and linux, until I decided to use that computer just for windows and move linux elsewhere. I used a part. magic to remove the linux partition and expand my windows partion into the [now] free space. Now, this seemed to go fine, until I restarted my computer and just get the word "Grub". I guess it was stupid of me to think it would be this easy, but I thought that would happen is that I would just get an error if I tried to boot to linux, but I realize now that I apparantly killed my bootloader. I was tring to use the Suse install to rewrite a bootloader on the the beginning of the disk, but couldn't seem to get it to work without actually installing linux which I can't really do anyways because there isn't much free space left (a couple hundred megs....I might be able to do something with that?) Anyways, if there is a boot disk type thing I can use that will just let me boot to windows that would help right now as a temporary solution at least.


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Old 12-06-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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Use the XP install CD and boot to recovery mode. Then run the fixmbr utility. This will remove grub from the MBR.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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There are many posts on these boards about that topic. If I remember correctly, you can fix the xp bootloader by booting to command-line mode in xp, and enter the command 'fdisk \mbr'. Don't quote me on that command. Do some research. But it's about that easy.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 06:46 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll try that
 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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Crap.....I'm an idiot. It asks for an admin password, which is apparantly not the same as the password I have set for the main admin user, and I don't recall ever setting any other admin passwords....
 
Old 12-07-2004, 02:06 PM   #6
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So I guess I'm doomed basically?
 
  


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