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Old 01-15-2008, 06:50 AM   #1
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how do you get rid of a grub


How do you get rid of a grub bootloader on a partition or partitioned space after a distro has been removed?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 06:52 AM   #2
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you could use lowlevel format for your harddrive this is only one of tons of suggestions.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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Question Do you dual boot or use only linux?

If you have a dual-boot win/linux pc you can:

1)If you have xp,insert xp installation cd,choose Recover console,type fixmbr and then type fixboot:by this way No GRUB bootloader will be loaded anymore,you will only be able to start win xp

2)If you have vista,insert vista recover cd and choose the first oprion,"Fix startup":by this way No GRUB bootloader will be loaded anymore,you will only be able to start win xp

Good Luck !

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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Question Do you dual boot or use only linux?

If you have a dual-boot win/linux pc you can:

1)If you have xp,insert xp installation cd,choose Recover console,type fixmbr and then type fixboot:by this way No GRUB bootloader will be loaded anymore,you will only be able to start win xp

2)If you have vista,insert vista recover cd and choose the first oprion,"Fix startup":by this way No GRUB bootloader will be loaded anymore,you will only be able to start win vista

Good Luck !

( Sorry for the bis..but in the one before i had written xp twice instead xp and vista and i was afraid it was misunderstood )

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:19 AM   #5
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you could use lowlevel format for your harddrive this is only one of tons of suggestions.
I'm not sure what you mean by low-level format. I cannot be sure without some tests, but I think typical formatting utilities will not touch the MBR. They might not even affect the boot sector of a partition--or the other code in the first 63 sectors. Something like dd will of course change any byte you specify.

The best way to remove GRUB is to simply put something else in its place. This is what is done by--eg--the "fixboot" or "fixmbr" commands in Windows rescue mode.

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:58 AM   #6
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So like we all discuss very funny but @er<> doesn't really say what he wants.
And yes the manufactor tools like from Maxtor etc. do clear the WHOLE HDD and this is including the first sector
I am not talking about this format c: stuff

And this was only a "funny" but also working solution for @er<> but well he should give us all more details.
Like you pixellany and DOTT.EVARISTI mentioned that this could be his enviroment, win and linux.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 08:26 AM   #7
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how do you get rid of a grub

only getting ridof a grub fdisk/mbr or fdisk mbr cannot remember the exact syntax will remove grub but all the other stuff are still there
 
Old 01-16-2008, 08:40 AM   #8
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Red face Low level format is a way before throwing hd into rubbish..

Low level format is a way of formatting since win 3.0,it's still used by pc dealers to try to rescue hd and don't give the consumer a new hd..(a friend of mine is a pc dealer and explained me this much time ago)

it's just the last thing to try before throwing hd into rubbish..

i did it some times and much time ago by a floppy in win98se boot,it worked but don't remember the exact syntax,google and you'll eventually find any low levelformat utility..
anyway,i've found and use this utility in win xp and win vista:hdhacker
it makes a copy of mbr,lets you save and delete and restore it..if you have heard of it before,it could have been useful

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Old 01-16-2008, 08:42 AM   #9
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Anyway,if tou tell us more it could be easier for us to give you our help

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