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Old 05-14-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Grub Problem


Hi, can anyone help me?

I have dug a deep hole. But I think I can get out if I can uninstall grub from the grub prompt. Is that posible?

thanks
 
Old 05-14-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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I have not heard of a way to uninstall grub from its own command line. What is the problem you are having? Tell us a little about what you have done and where you want to be.

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Old 05-14-2008, 11:15 AM   #3
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Thanx Bill

I have accidently installed a second trial hardy on my ancillary physical disc where all my data is. this no longer shows up in Win 2000 or Hardy heron.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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I do not know of any way to remove grub, you can write over it. You need to know what the original partition of Hardy that you booted from and reinstall grub and setup the mbr. You will then need to delete the new installation if you want the hd space back. I might be able to help more if I had the result of fdisk -l which you can run from terminal as root.

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Old 05-14-2008, 04:56 PM   #5
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I have accidently installed a second trial hardy on my ancillary physical disc where all my data is.
In which case grub is likely to be the least of your problems.
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this no longer shows up in Win 2000 or Hardy heron.
More info needed. Post (all) the output from this run from a (hardy) terminal "sudo fdisk -l".
And the disk doesn't show at all in W2k disk manager ???

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Old 05-14-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Think there is a cd called supergrub that may help you.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 08:45 PM   #7
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You the same jefro aka je_fro from JL?
 
Old 05-15-2008, 04:56 PM   #8
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Sorry, not me.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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there is a cd called ultimate bootable cd that has fixit utilities on it.there is a grub program on it that will let you uninstall your grub called Gag. I think you can run Gag off a bootable floppy. and it's free. you can google it to find the web site.

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:07 PM   #10
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Please be realistic with Grub.

(1) If it is in any disk other than the first boot disk Grub can't do anything for or to the user.

(2) The operating part of its first section is in the boot sector that is excluded from the filing system of the partition. So it cannot do harm in a dormant state. If one has 10 partitions one can put Grub in every boot sector of each partition in addition to the MBR. The boot sector is only used by the boot loader.

(3) Even if Grub is active it only boots an operating system selected or instructed by the user.

(4) Just like any boot loader Grub will disappear if the user overwrite the boot sector with another boot loader.

My point is unless the OP makes use the Grub residing in that physical disk Grub is totally useless and harmless. A floppy is big enough to hold the entire Grub so what is the big deal having it there.
 
  


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