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Old 12-09-2006, 05:50 AM   #1
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Advice on potential boot problem.


I installed ubuntu from the live cd onto a seperate 80gb drive. I have XP on the other 80gb drive. XP is on the primary and ubuntu on the slave.

When i reboot i get an option screen asking whether to boot Ubuntu or XP.................all good.

But i want to format the slave drive (with ubuntu on) because i need the space now.

My questions is this, If I just wipe the slave drive and reboot will XP boot as normal ? or will it cause problems ? Is there any things i may need to do to to the MBR ? or anything ?

Cheers.

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Old 12-09-2006, 07:26 AM   #2
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Have I posted this in the wrong forum ?
 
Old 12-09-2006, 07:47 AM   #3
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Have I posted this in the wrong forum ?
Patience.....
You posted at 10:50 AM UTC (2:50 AM in the USA) Saturday. Not exactly rush hour here.....

To re-establish you original Windows booting setup, you need to boot from the Windows install CD, rescue mode, and run "fixmbr".
 
Old 12-09-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by pixellany
To re-establish you original Windows booting setup, you need to boot from the Windows install CD, rescue mode, and run "fixmbr".
Sorry, I am also another newbie. I also want to do the same. Does the XP installation CD need to be the same one that I used at installation or any other equivalent will work? (I asked this because, my backup XP is inside a hidden partition of IBM thinkpad and I can't extract it unless I completely reinstall the XP.)
Thank you in advance.
 
  


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