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Re: Removing Grub



Hi Rick,

2007/9/7, Manuel Arostegui Ramirez <manuel todo-linux com>:
El Viernes, 7 de Septiembre de 2007 06:44, Rick Bilonick escribió:
> Unfortunately, I have to re-install Windows (from the Toshiba backup
> disk for the computer) on a system that was running Fedora Core 6. I
> deleted all the partitions, made a new partition, and formatted as NTFS.
> But when I boot from the back up disk, after awhile "GRUB" appears in
> the upper left hand corner of the screen and the install stops. I know
> this is not a Windows mailing list, but I don't understand why GRUB
> appears and I can't re-install. I don't see any partition for grub. How
> can I get rid of grub?
>
> Rick

Go to the Windows recovery console (pressing R) and just type:

fixmbr

That should remove grub from your system.

Cheers
Manuel
 
If your "restore CD" is an image (as for Toshiba notebooks), you can zap your mbr in a live CD (F7 Live, Knoppix ...) using dd:
 
dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
 
assuming your HD is SATA / SCSI allocated as sda
 
Another hint: are you shure to load from the restore CD and not from the HD?
 
HTH
 
--
Alessandro Brezzi
 

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