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Old 01-01-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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uninstalling grub on windows xp


could anyone tell me how to uninstall the grub/lilo boot loader? It was installed in the MBR so when i try to uninstall linux, i can't access windows.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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put in a windows boot floppy and run fdisk /mbr
 
Old 01-01-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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Use the XP install CD and boot to recovery mode, then use fixmbr utility to remove grub/lilo
 
Old 01-01-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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Use the XP install CD and boot to recovery mode, then use fixmbr utility to remove grub/lilo
nice one. i didn't know about that utility. haven't really used xp much. nice to know just the same.
 
  


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