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Old 12-19-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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Question how to remove GRUB?

Good day,

I have the following problem. I have windows xp installed on one drive, and had Redhat9 installed on another drive. Using grub I could decide to which system I'd like to boot. However, I wanted to replace Redhat by Slackware. The installation went a bit wrong (apparently the second cd contained errors) and now when I boot it still wants to start grub although it can no longer be found (the boot partition is no more...). For the moment I cannot boot at all, although the windows installation is still intact.
I'd like to enter windows so I can reburn the second cd again to make a proper installation. Is there a way to remove or evade grub so I can simply boot into windows again?
I tried to enter the recovery console and type 'fixboot', but this didn't work.

Thanks a lot,

PS I can always put my HD in another pc if necessary, to change the partitions from there, or download and burn the cd elsewhere to properly install Slackware. But I prefere a 'quick fix' if possible .
Old 12-19-2004, 09:01 AM   #2
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Perfect Solution: GAG Bootloader

GAG is a small bootable ISO (a little over 3 MB i think?) and it's installed via the bootable CD you create.. It is entirely graphical, no scripting of the bootloader... You may find you liek to use it even after you fix your other installs... I like it and I'm using it to boot:

Windows XP Professioanl
Windows 2003 Server
Slackware 10
Fedora Core 3
OpenBSD 3.6

It supports the booting of up to 9 OSes.... good luck
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Thanks a lot, it works like a charm .
Old 12-19-2004, 05:21 PM   #4
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Alrighty, I just installed Slackware 10 which went fine this time. However, I cannot seem to add linux to the bootlist. When I select my second drive and the right partition on which linux is installed, it says it cannot find a boot sector. It's the only linux partition that can be found... I did not install Lilo (like the installation recommended), since that would've probably overwritten GAG.
Nevertheless I can boot into linux using a bootdisk, but adding it to GAG would be much easier .



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