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Old 04-29-2002, 06:33 AM   #1
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remove grub from win xp

i had a dualboot. win xp and redhat 7.2. i want to remove linux. how can i remove the grub from win xp? it doesn't work with fdisk /mbr -> win xp without dos.
Old 04-29-2002, 07:14 AM   #2
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as far as i know, the mbr must be rewritten...

this can be done with a new winXP install, or by installing a new boot loader.

BUT. you can set up grub, to boot winXP automatically, with a delay of 0 seconds, and then you wont see anything of grub anymore.

i dont understand... why should anyone want to remove linux and use winXP???

have fun anyway...
Old 04-29-2002, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: remove grub from win xp

Originally posted by AcidStew
i had a dualboot. win xp and redhat 7.2. i want to remove linux. how can i remove the grub from win xp? it doesn't work with fdisk /mbr -> win xp without dos.
boot up with a win98 disk, at A prompt.. type fdisk /mbr and that should do it.. and it you won't have to mess with installing a new boot loader or reinstalling either..
Old 05-07-2002, 08:13 AM   #4
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you can also boot from the win xp disk (that is *IF* you have the Win XP install disk, dun know bout the rescue disk) go to recovery console log in as admin and type fixboot and fixmbr and grub will disappear

hehe yea yea I had to do this a couple of times myself

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Old 05-07-2002, 08:35 AM   #5
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If you're really stuck, take a look at XOSL. A nice GUI bootloader that can be installed to its own partition or to the MBR.
Old 12-11-2002, 07:55 PM   #6
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I too have the same issue, can't get rid of GRUB. Seems these linux guys are so Cocky that Linux is THE BEST they don't know how to get it out of the MBR or Boot Loader.

I think they're just wannabe's


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