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Old August 24, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Default Removing GRUB, Linux help please

So I want to remove Linux mint and GRUB and keep the Windows XP on my netbook. I found a solution to do it, but I need someone who understands linux to decipher this for me. I am a complete noob, so far I know that I have to log into terminal and do su - username in order to log in as root. The rest is lost on me.

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You can do it under linx:

0. log in as a root
1. install lilo (if you do not have)
2. create a dummy lilo.conf

like this:

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
default=dos

other=/dev/hda1
label=dos

install lilo to MBR
lilo -M /dev/sda -b /dev/shd
and uninstall
lilo -U -M /dev/sda /b /dev/sda
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Old August 24, 2009, 04:47 PM
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If XP is your 1st partition, use MBRfix to overwrite the master boot record back to the windows version. Must be run from command prompt.

Download: Download
instructions: MBR Fix - Fix MBR problems

Now you can delete the linux partition, and extend your windows one.
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Old August 27, 2009, 12:36 PM
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If XP is your 1st partition, use MBRfix to overwrite the master boot record back to the windows version. Must be run from command prompt.

Download: Download
instructions: MBR Fix - Fix MBR problems

Now you can delete the linux partition, and extend your windows one.
Hey man thats really useful, except I need some help

How do you run the program from CMD?
And then, do I just fix MBR?
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Old August 27, 2009, 01:20 PM
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Start Windows XP.
Click Start. Click Run. Type cmd.
cd \locationofmbrfixfile (i.e. \downloads or wherever you put it)
mbrfix /drive 0 fixmbr (this is for xp, add /vista flag to redo vista MBR)
reboot.
Delete Linux partitions.
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Old August 31, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Thanks a lot this worked :)
Much appreciated
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