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Old 05-13-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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How to remove grub from Vista ?

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I installed Fedora 6 in my HP Laptop with MSWindow Vista Home Premium Edition (coming inbuilt) machine. For some inconviences I tried to remove FC6. After removing FC6 the boot loader grub is there. Now I canot load Vista, as prompt for grub> come before . Now how can I remive "grub" from my machine. I have Vista recovery disc only. Please help?

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You should be able to edit the grub menu file with a liveCD to include Vista, then just use that. I'm not sure how to completely uninstall it with Vista though...(I don't like Vista)
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I don't know how things are done with Vista, but try booting that recovery disk and try running a recovery:

If you manage to get to some command-prompt to run the recoveries try: fixmbr (fix master boot record), that used to be the trick with Win XP, else try snborah's idea, it should work.
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Originally Posted by snborah
After removing FC6 the boot loader grub is there. Now I canot load Vista, as prompt for grub> come before.
Don't know what you did to "remove" FC6 but if the grub menu was in /boot/grub in FC6.
From the grub prompt you can probably do:

grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
grub> makeactive
grub> chainloader +1
grub> boot

(if Windows is on the first primary partition.)
You are going to need to run "fixmbr" from the install CD or Windows to get rid of grub.


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