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Old 04-15-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
JuaN231075
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How to use Grub to change the booting partition?


I had some problems trying to install RedHat9.
Now, I already deleted all the partitions created by the RH9 installer.

Currently, I have my old NTFS partition with XP and nothing else (I checked it with floopy disk of Partition Magic 8.0).

When the laptop boots (HPnx9010) the Grub appears and I would like to know can I do to redirect the booting process to the primary first partition (in which I have the NTFS- Windows XP).

Anybody has any clue?

JuaN
 
Old 04-15-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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If you have PartitionMagic just install BootMagic - it will overwrite the MBR, thus deleting Grub (you no longer need it as you don't have the linux OS any more! ).
Or just use "fdisk /mbr" in DOS (ask a friend for a DosBoot-floppy if you cannot start Windows to create one yourself).
Or use XP SetupCDROM to boot and then use the Recovery Console to fix your MBR.

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Old 04-16-2004, 04:37 AM   #3
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Perfect!

I booted with the XP-CD and did a fixmbr and everything is ok now.
Thank you very much.

JuaN.
 
  


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