Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    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)?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    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"
    If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey
    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

  3. #3
    Linux User twoHats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    NH, USA

    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.

    Have fun
    - Clouds don't crash - Bertrand Meyer

    registered Linux user 393557

    finally - hw to brag about - but next year it will look pitifully quaint:
    Athlon64 X2 3800 - 1G PC3200 - 250G SATA - ati radeon x300
    circa 2006

  4. $spacer_open

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts