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Old 08-17-2004, 10:45 AM   #1
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Deleting linux MBR so it boots to windows


I know this sounds crazy on why I would ever want to do this but, All my files are on my windows partition and I havn't had time yet to make the full transition over to a linux OS. So in more detail when the computer boots up I want it to go straight to the windows OS without having to load grub or lilo. I deleted the linux parition and now when I start up the grub loader can't be found so it loads this black screen with some typing and then a command line that looks like this:

grub> _

Anybody know how to get rid of this?
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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This depends on your version of Windows. What do you have?
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:07 PM   #3
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Windows 2000 Professional
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:16 PM   #4
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I have done this before.

Use a Windows 98 boot floppy: http://www.dewassoc.com/download/Win98boot.zip

Boot to the floppy, and run fdisk /mbr

You should then be able to boot to Win2k

I found this advice here: http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/multib..._win2k_fix.htm
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:18 PM   #5
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hi
not necesarily u need a floppy u can do the same after booting with win 98 cdrom also

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Old 08-17-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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You could also use a linux live cd, if you wanted to do it with style!

 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:45 PM   #7
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hi gunter
can u specify what is the method with using linux live CD
something related to

#dd

i have not much idea about that

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:55 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions

I'll make sure to try the windows 98 boot way.

Now how exactly would I do it with a LiveCD though?
And what Live distro would probably work best?
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:57 PM   #9
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Disclaimer: This is straight from memory do not try this at home without verification from a second party!

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=128 count=1
 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:01 PM   #10
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BTW, I use LNX (http://www.lnx-bbc.org/) as it allows me to do some 'fixes' such as this. And because it fits on a mini-CD, I can keep it with me wherever I go.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 09:07 AM   #11
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boot your windows 2000 cd, run recovery console (press R when done booting), then type fixmbr in the console...
 
  


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