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slow_footed_Buffalo 03-10-2011 04:40 PM

how to get rid of grub, from grub command line preferably
I can only boot fedora and red hat on my pc, I like fedora but Im having acpi problems and need to upgrade BIOS, which should be done from windows I hear. So I deleted fedora partition and plan on re-installing after all this.

I've used
Iboot loads up but than complains of not finding something with acpi
I tried knoppix but i think i was suppose to extract before I burned Ill try again if suggested
any ideas on how to get windows up i've tried many windows disc to no success

i'm running hp dv6 laptop
thank you

hda7 03-10-2011 05:49 PM

Could you give more detail about your problem? For example, do you have Windows installed on your hard drive but can't get it to boot, or are you having trouble installing Windows?

EDDY1 03-10-2011 06:13 PM

Lots of tools.

slow_footed_Buffalo 03-10-2011 09:03 PM

Yea, hirens boot cd didn't work.
I was able to use fedora live cd
and do this
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=521 count=1

that got rid of grub

but windows still won't boot

I had windows on my hard drive once n now I can only get rhel6 and fedora 14 on.
ubuntu doesn't work and centos 5 also doesn't work.
hazard boots but it don't work, another acpi error

I got da insydeh20 bios does anyone know how to break into it. so I can turn acpi on.
n thanx for the patience n help

EDDY1 03-10-2011 09:17 PM

Hiren's has mini winsxp and reovery console, not only that it has option to boot os.
What make & model?
If you have wins disc select repair

slow_footed_Buffalo 03-10-2011 11:38 PM

HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition Entertai
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-450M Dual Core processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)with Turbo Boost up to 2.66 GHz
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5470 switchable graphics [HDMI, VGA]
6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768)
TouchScreen with HP TouchSmart's intuitive multi-touch applications (includes HP TrueVision Webcam)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader

EDDY1 03-11-2011 12:39 AM

Windows 7 disk could've repaired, also if you didn't have a wins7 recovery disk you could've downloaded recovery console.
Hiren's & gparted have testdisk you can try recovery. You can check with gparted and see if your hidden recovery is still there.

moshebagelfresser 03-11-2011 04:47 AM

In the Windows recovery console

fixboot c:

fixmbr c:

This will do it.

In both cases you are warned but go ahead. If you are unsure, insert a Linux Live Disk reboot and check out what to do on the Internet.

What fixboot and fixmbr will do is give a new boot sector and wipe out Grub and let you boot into Windows. You can then use SuperGrub to automatically install a new Grub start and boot up.


John VV 03-11-2011 05:43 AM

if you need to reinstall windows
1) the windows dvd 's DO NOT SEE non MICROSOFT partitions
a drive that is formated to ext4 for fedora 14 will toss an error for Microsoft dvd

2)use gparted or any other partition editor and format the drive to NTFS
3)then install Windows

moshebagelfresser 03-12-2011 01:09 PM

Nice reply John VV I forgot that gparted will also format to NTFS. gparted is an excellent live cd choice to do the job.

I think that he's got to delete/unallocate the partition first then format to NTFS. Whatever he's got to do installing Windows whichever and a Linux distro will take time but will solve the problem once and for all.


slow_footed_Buffalo 03-14-2011 03:45 AM

good looks everyone
I was able to boot windows with usb flash drive. but the perfomance is stil shix, Im waiting for my version of windows from HP in the mail, hopefully that'll fix the perfomance, and for a dual boot. upgrade bios seems alittle better.

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