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    Removing the Linux boot options screen


    I just put Linux on my old computer and removed it from my new one by deleting its partition, but the screen still comes up asking if I want to boot up Windows or Linux. How can I get rid of that and make it boot straight in to Windows? I'm using Mandrake btw.

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    Is it a Linux boot manager or windows boot manager?
    If it is the windows boot manager you should be able to remove the linux entry from boot.ini and set the timout to 0.

    You can also overwrite the MBR. What Windows OS are you using?
    I am on a journey to mastering Linux and I got a bloody long way to go!!!

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    Put in your windows cd, select repair current installation or something similar to that (haven't done it in a while), then type fixMBR once you get to a prompt. This will write the Windows boot loader back over the MBR.

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    siezedpropaganda.. where have i read that nickname?
    cyberarmy maybe?

    btw, you can also use fdisk to remove the bootloader!

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    Nope, not even sure what cyberarmy is .

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    How can I get rid of that and make it boot straight in to Windows?
    try this command: fdisk /mbr. Fdisk should overwrite the Linux bootloader and windows can straight boot up.

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