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Old 07-25-2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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removing GRUB from MBR

I currently have a my computer set up to dual-boot Windows XP and Fedora Core 3. Each OS is on its own hdd(XP on the master and fedora on the slave). I am in the process of building a new computer w/ a single SATA drive. The cd that came w/ the SATA drive has a utility to copy everything from my old hdd onto the SATA drive. I would like to do this, since reinstalling everything would take some time. However I would need to use the "fixmbr" command to restore the MBR. The hard drive that contains XP has 2 partitions. My questions are:

a) would "fixmbr" mess up my partitions?
b) would I use "fixmbr" on both partitions?
c) is Fedora Core 3 compatible w/ SATA?

Hopefully somebody can answer these questions. I would appreciate any feedback, comments, or questions
Old 07-25-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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a. No, "fixmbr" shouldn't affect your partitions. I've not had any trouble with my partitions when using it.

b. You should only need to run "fixmbr" once, as there's only one MBR AFAIK.


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