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Cariboo

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How to delete GRUB Boot Menu...
« on: June 20, 2010, 04:39:37 am »
Hello all,
On an older Computer I have a Dual Boot system installed - Windows XP and VL.
I want to sell this computer and the potential buyer only wants WindowsXP.
I formatted the Linux Partition to NTFS/FAT32 to delete the VL installation. When I start the computer. the GRUB BOOT Menu still comes up and asks which of the OS to boot.
As I learned so far, the GRUB BOOT Menu is located in the MBR (Master Boot record, first section on the 1. Hard Drive). Question is:
How can I access the MBR and change it so that Windows automatically starts without a need to select it from the GRUB BOOT Menu ???
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nightflier

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Re: How to delete GRUB Boot Menu...
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 04:44:27 pm »
If you have a WinXP install disc, boot from it and select the "repair" option, which will bring you to the recovery console. Run command "fixmbr" and it should write a new Windows only entry.

You can also set GRUB to automatically boot Windows without any delay. The procedure is different depending on version you have, is it "grub legacy" or "grub2"?

Cariboo

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Re: How to delete GRUB Boot Menu...
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 10:57:40 pm »
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You can also set GRUB to automatically boot Windows without any delay. The procedure is different depending on version you have, is it "grub legacy" or "grub2"?

I had VL 5 installed so I think it's "grub legacy".
Anyway, I will try your first suggestion with the XP system CD and the "repair" option", except the procedure you mentioned is more elegant to solve the issue ??? ::)
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