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Old 03-09-2003, 01:16 PM   #1
blovelace
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I wanted to try linux so i installed it on a slave drive, i decided I'm not quite ready to switch yet so I took the drive out. now, GRUB is stopping me from booting to windows, can anyone help me?
 
Old 03-09-2003, 01:26 PM   #2
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Get a Windows boot disk and put the fdisk utility on it.

Boot off the boot disk and type in the following and press Enter

fdisk /mbr

Found on http://www.experts-exchange.com/Oper..._20198826.html.

Regards,
Jens
 
Old 03-09-2003, 01:30 PM   #3
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linux must have installed grub in the mbr. boot a windows boot disk and run 'fdisk /mbr'

^can someone verify that. haven't run Doze in such a long time. or you could check the fdisk help files in dos.

/edit
whoops... a little too late.
; )
 
Old 03-09-2003, 01:56 PM   #4
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thanks, by the way, it does work, i didnt even have to reinstall windows
 
Old 03-09-2003, 06:43 PM   #5
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Oh don't worry bout that. You WILL have to reinstall Windows at some point

Last edited by yngwin; 03-09-2003 at 06:44 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 06:53 PM   #6
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lol, in the good old days of Doze, I had 2 partitions: one that basically had c:\windows and copies of a very small registry, etc. then I just had backup sripts and basically formatted the small partition every month, reinstalling windows...all my software/docs/etc were on the other partition.

It was a pain in the arse, but I didnt have a choice: after a month, windows would be unuseable.
 
  


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