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Old 09-08-2004, 05:44 AM   #1
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MBR Removal

I know this isnt about Suse linux ,but I need to resolve this problem so I can use Suse and not wipe Suses MBR.
Ok, I had XP pro installed on my second Hard Disk,I removed it ,and back to only using XP home on my first disk,the dual boot still comes up even though XP pro isnt there ,and I tried using FIXMBR and BOOTCFG without any luck.
Is it that it was installed on second drive and The repair console only gives me the option to work on Disk 1 C:\\ .
Has anyone got an answer to this ,any help would be good.

PS .I'm now using Suse 9.1 Linux on my second drive,without a problem,its just to confusing at boot time with MBR's that dont exist.
Old 09-08-2004, 05:54 AM   #2
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u could use a windows startup disk then enter fdisk /mbr
Old 09-08-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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If you're seeing the option to boot XP Pro in the Windows boot menu, you need to edit your boot.ini file and just remove the line that refers to XP Pro (you can do this by hand with any text editor, even in Linux, or by looking for the right option in the system control panel applet - sorry, I can't remember the exact steps to find it, but it's not too hard to find).

If the XP Pro boot option is showing in grub, you'll need to edit your menu.lst file, usually /boot/grub/menu.lst
Old 09-09-2004, 03:17 AM   #4
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Thanks CroMagnon ,I had found this information last night but had not been back to post my answer.thanks all the same,it works fine.


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