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Old 03-31-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Getting rid of GRUB on a partition (NOT MBR)

Stupidly, I had GRUB install itself in the MBR _and_ another partition. Now, it is on /dev/hde1 ( (hd0,0) my windows XP partition) and /dev/hde2 ( (hd0,1) my linux /boot partition)

I can no longer get into windows! Whenever I get to the bootloader menu, I select my windows partition to boot, but when I hit enter, it goes right back to the GRUB bootloader. Basically, I am in an infinite loop trying to get into windows.

I have tried numerous things to solve this issue:

fdisk /mbr

None of which work.

The "dd if=/dev/hde1(and 2) bs=512 count=1" printouts all have something with "GRUB" in it.

Please help me get rid of GRUB! If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask.
Old 03-31-2005, 09:06 PM   #2
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Boot into the XP install CD and do the recovery console. Then do fixboot. I think that'll fix it.


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