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    Angry Geting rid of GRUB

    Hi Everyone!

    I had double boot system on my laptop, XP and Fedora. After haveing some trouble with XP and doing some tampering with everything I completely desroyed everything that could be destroyed . I did lose some interesting info, but I don't realy care about it any more. The porblem appeared when I decided to reinstal the whole thing.

    I used the Recovery CD I got with the laptop for the XP setup. But after doing that I found that GRUB wouldn't allow me to start XP. I made an install of Fedora for now, nut would prefer haveing my system on dual boot.

    How can I get rid of that bl..y GRUB?
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    Hey Hey,

    I'm going to assume that you simply installed GRUB to the MBR so grab a boot disk and run an fdisk /mbr. That should do the trick for ya.

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    The problem is that I don't have a boot disk, and the recovery disk I got for my laptop refuses to format the hard drive.

    I'm going to get XP disk only by next Friday. What could I do till then?
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    http://bootdisk.com/ for boot disks.

    And doesn't Fedora come with fdisk? I know Slack does as well several other distros.

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    You can download a bootdisk creation utility from: http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
    You should use one of the Win9x bootdisks, just boot and do fdisk /mbr as HTRegz mentioned.
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    I'm going to assume that you simply installed GRUB to the MBR so grab a boot disk and run an fdisk /mbr. That should do the trick for ya.
    NO!!! Do not do an fdisk /mbr from a floppy. It wipes ntldr as well as grub (whichever is installed to the mbr). Boot from an XP CD and go into the recovery console. Then, type fixboot and then fixmbr.

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