Removing Linux and protect GRUB

  goll_y 15:12 18 Apr 2006

I've basically got three HD in my computer, one of which runs Linux, the other Windows and one is spare for media.

Anyway, I want to remove Linux from one HD and use it for media from Windows.

However, I know that if I just delete (or was planning on using Dariks Duke and Nuke) then I'm going to mess up the GRUB and potentially Windows won't boot.

Is there any how to for removing fedora 4 (particularly when it's on a separate HD)?

  Brewers Delight 14:56 21 Apr 2006

Firstly let me say most of my Linux experience is with Suse (ver 9 and 10)and I assume Linux was installed after XP
In Linux go to boot loader config. there you should be able to find an option of restoring MBR. Then it should be safe to wipe off the Linux instalation.
Or alternatively Grub can be written to a floppy so it still works even after Linux has gone.
Or you can use XP repair function "fixmbr" to rewrite the master boot record
At different times and for different reasons I have successfully used all these methods but I am no expert and might just have been lucky!

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