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I had XP/Mandriva running dual boot, and just uninstalled LiLo with "lilo -u /dev/hda" and removed Mandriva with no problem. I'm thinking about installing Fedora next, but I understand it ...
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    GRUB vs LiLo uninstall?


    I had XP/Mandriva running dual boot, and just uninstalled LiLo with "lilo -u /dev/hda" and removed Mandriva with no problem. I'm thinking about installing Fedora next, but I understand it uses GRUB instead of LiLo, which apparently has no uninstall option. I know about using FIXMBR with the XP recovery console to restore the MBR, but does this work with a harddrive that has a recovery partition installed from the factory (HP)?

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    If the time comes when you want to get rid of Grub ,
    Just install whatever you were going to put over the old distro.
    And then grub will be gone

    Also if you have a floppy drive, you can use a Win98 boot disk and run "fdisk /mbr"
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    HP restore stuff

    You might want to check out this sticky about dealing with HP Restore partitions etc -you are also welcome to pm me.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-60331.html


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