[SOLVED] Please help deleting linux from dual boot.
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I am using sabayon 8 linux dual booted with windows 7. I want to delete sabayon and switch to ubuntu. The control is taken by grub2 presently. If i delete the drive containing linux, grub will be deleted and i ll have problems. What are the alternatives to delete it successfully? Kindly help. Thanks...
Distribution: slackware 12.2, scientific linux 6.4, knoppix 7.2, salix 14.1
Restore the Windows native bootloader. Even without grub2 on the hardrive you will be able to boot Sabayon, or Ubuntu or any other distro with help of LiveCD Linux which uses grub. How to restore the bootloader? I don't have W7. In WinXP the commnad is 'FIXMBR' - as I remember now. Let Google around and I'm sure you will find the way.
PS. IMHO running W$/Linux it is better to boot Linux from an external device - USB stick, floppy or CD. If you care about your W$ of course.
If you install Ubuntu to the partition used by sabayon, it should install a new boot loader which will automatically recognize Windows 7. I have a few computers duel booting Win XP / Win 7 with either Debian / Ubuntu and it works very well. I have found it easier to use a linux boot loader (grub2) than trying to add linux to a Windows boot loader. If you do want to use the Windows boot loader, the easiest option is to use a tool like easybcd.
@jkirchner: I want to replace. I have misplaced my win7 cd which apparently is a requirement to run FIXMBR. If sabayon grub2 is replaced by ubuntu, can i delete sabayon later without having problems?
If you replace the existing installation of Sabayon with Ubuntu, Sabayon will no longer exist. It will be replaced by Ubuntu and so will the Grub that Sabayon installed. Ubuntu will install its own Grub. It will be as if Sabayon never existed on your computer. To do this you need to know which partitions are Sabayon's so when Ubuntu asks where to install you can set it up correctly.
As for the win7 you can download win7 boot cd's that will let you get into recovery mode. Once you have that go here for the directions. If you download a win 7 boot cd make sure you get one for the same version you have.
Yes. Through windows I deleted the partition containing linux, obviously grub was deleted, So i got operating system missing or grub rescue error on restart. I inserted the windows 7 bootable disc and booted from cd. Clicked on 'repair this computer' from the list of win7 options. Then through cd opened cmd.exe, executed these
I downloaded win7 boot cd as suggested by jkirchner on post 9. At last i ejected the cd, restarted again, win7 started.