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RUshabh55 11-26-2009 09:54 AM

I want to remove ubuntu boot loader and use windows boot loader
 
Hello,


I have Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04, Kubuntu installed in my harddisk.
When i start my PC I have the Ubuntu loader and when i choose "windows
Vista(loader)" it gives me an option to choose between Windows 7 and Kubuntu.

I have really enjoyed Ubuntu but my PC is also used by my other family members who are not very familiar with it, this causes alot of problem so i chose to remove linux os from my system.

If i format the ubuntu partitionand swap partition will the ubuntu boot loader still show. How do i remove Kubuntu which is on my primary partion withut formatting it. I have Windows 7 installed on another logical drive.I only want to run Windows and want to test linux distros later.

Please help.

r3sistance 11-26-2009 12:29 PM

I would advise against this, the bootloader will be installed into the MBR, to remove the grub bootloader you have to install the windows bootloader into the MBR, not sure what method windows 7 uses for this but it'll likely involve the Windows 7 Disc.

I would suggest possibly that if your family is having issues with Linux and Windows Dual boot, just set up windows as the primary boot within the bootloader in /boot/grub/grub.conf

yancek 11-26-2009 04:04 PM

The simplest thing would be as suggested, set vista as the default operating system.

Did you already delete the Kubuntu/Ubuntu partitions?

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If i format the ubuntu partitionand swap partition will the ubuntu boot loader still show.
Yes, if you were booting with Ubuntu Grub. You need to write vista to the mbr which is not on any partition to boot just from vista.

Why would you want to remove Kubuntu without formatting it? vista won't be able to use the Linux filesystem you have Kubuntu on.

I hope you have a Recovery or Installation disk. If you want vista in the master boot record, you would be best off using EasyBCD program from neosmart technologies. goog documentation and easy to use.

davidcroda 11-27-2009 01:57 AM

If you boot from your vista install cd and select "Repair Boot" or something similar it will reinstall the windows bootloader.

be aware... unless you know what you are doing you will most likely lose your linux partition forever. I would recommend reading a tutorial first.

RUshabh55 11-29-2009 01:06 PM

continued
 
But the problem is that i can remove ubuntu by formatting the partitions and useing fixmbr in recovery console but the problem is how do i remove kubuntu that shows in the windows 7 boot screen...

mdever44 11-29-2009 02:48 PM

You should be able to remove Kubuntu from the Windows boot screen with MsConfig. If that doesn't work; there's bcdedit. Note that this is more of a Windows problem; and should be fixed through Windows.

FredGSanford 11-29-2009 03:15 PM

To remove it, it is probably in the Windows hidden Boot.ini file.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

mdever44 11-29-2009 04:26 PM

Actually; there is no boot.ini file in Windows 7 or Vista. They made it harder with their Boot Configuration Data by making it a binary file even though they had a perfectly fine text file format. But that's Microsoft for you...

jiobo 11-29-2009 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RUshabh55 (Post 3770420)
I have really enjoyed Ubuntu but my PC is also used by my other family members who are not very familiar with it, this causes alot of problem so i chose to remove linux os from my system.

It should only take a few moments for you to show them how to boot up the machine and how to select another OS. I'd say that choosing the default OS that your family uses in the boot loader would solve your problems. GRUB is an easy boot loader to use and it has a manual online. Search for GRUB manual.

yancek 11-29-2009 07:01 PM

Did you check out my suggestion above in post #3? You can remove/modify boot entries in vista/win 7 using Easy BCD. They have good instructions and enough documentation to make it easy. Here's the site:

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

Download links is at the bottom of the page.

Documentation link:
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBC...mentation+Home


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