remove GRUB from windows partition boot record
Hi! I was having problems dual booting my SuSE system and Windows XP, I could only boot into linux by using the SuSE install disc, so I tampered with GRUB and messed up bigtime.
When ever I let the system try to boot from the hdd I just got a message "GRUB" and my pc froze. This happened when GRUB was installed into the MBR of my hdd. When I removed GRUB with "fdist /mbr" and set my windows partition to be the primary one I could get into Windows XP.
The tampering I did was tell GRUB to install itself into the boot record of my windows xp partition (instead of into the MBR). Now windows xp can't boot, it just freezes. I can get into linux with the SuSE cd (I go to Manual Install->Start installed system and then I pick the suse partition) like before but now I can't get into windows xp. I am 90% sure that I could fix this by starting the windows xp repair console and running the Fixboot command. This would remove GRUB from the windows xp partition's boot sector. But, I can't boot from my windows xp cd. It freezes, just like GRUB does, after the "Detecting your hardware..." prompt. Infact, I can only boot from linux cd-s and from a DOS boot disk I made. Any boot disc related to windows just freezes (win 98,Me,XP).