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    Linux Newbie tommytabib's Avatar
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    GRUB removal


    How exactly do i completely remove GRUB, all of it, every trace, destroy it.?.

    I'm having trouble installing ubuntu 7.04 ....ect ect. Any way i wiped my spare hard drive, the one i use for linux distros, (on purpose by the way). But now when ever i try to load the computer i get a GRUB error and thus i cannot get into my windows xp hard drive.

    So..... how do i remove every trace of GRUB, and where exactly is it located? and is it on a hard drive or is it somehow in my memory or whatever?
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    GRUB is located in MBR of Harddisk. MBR contains Partition Table, Boot Loader ( GRUB or Windows boot loader ) and Harddisk Signatures.
    'm having trouble installing ubuntu 7.04 ....ect ect. Any way i wiped my spare hard drive, the one i use for linux distros, (on purpose by the way). But now when ever i try to load the computer i get a GRUB error and thus i cannot get into my windows xp hard drive.
    boot up from Ubuntu LiveCD, open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=521 count=1
    in case your harddisk is SATA, replace hda with sda.
    'dd' command will *wipe* your harddisk including Partition Table and GRUB.

    if you want to remove GRUB only, boot up from Windows Installation CD, select 'repair' and exeucte 'fixmbr'.




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    Linux Newbie tommytabib's Avatar
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    OK, thank. and sorry for putting it on the wrong forum
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