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Old 06-23-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Remove grub loader


I installed opensolaris-2009.06 in my laptop. And it is successfully dual booting with Windows-Vista(home version).
Now I want to remove OpenSolaris from my system so that I will have single Vista OS in my laptop.
But how to to remove grubloader and hence OpenSolaris...?
Pls help me out....
 
Old 06-23-2009, 05:13 AM   #2
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You can remove OpenSolaris by formatting the partition that it is installed on, but if the GRUB configuration is on that drive then you'll run into a bit of trouble, or do you have a separate partition for /boot/? I don't know how to get the Windows boot loader back on without a fresh installation.
 
Old 06-23-2009, 05:42 AM   #3
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I am skipping Vista, but if you have Windows 7 RC1 DVD then you can use the universal boot sector restoration utility that comes with it.
 
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Vista has bootrec.exe to do the same job from recovery console - see the M$oft site.
Once that is fixed, remove the Solaris partition.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #5
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I solved the problem..
Start computer with Vista OS.
Go to Control Panel-> Administrative Tools-> Computer Management-> Storage-> Disk Management-> Right Click on a volume which contains Vista OS and Mark it as as Active Partition.

But prior to doing this Please read "Mark Partition as Active" in Windows Help and Support. Also Back up your data which is in partition containing Linux OS.This is because after changing boot loader you can access these contents.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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great let me try this after i will share the result
 
  


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