Boot problems! Can I just install GRUB?
I have a Gateway laptop that I got with Windows XP, and a while back I wanted to get into linux, so I used Gparted to create a 20gb partition to play around with linux on. I ended up installing Fedora 7, and used GRUB to boot to windows. Recently I got a used PC I can freely experiment on, so I decided to just remove linux from my laptop and use the extra partition for windows storage. Now I have my original windows partition and a 20gb empty partition.
However, now when I boot I just get the word GRUB on a black screen. I'm able to boot windows from the Gparted liveCD (choosing "Boot from partition #1 on hard drive 1" at the startup screen)...tried all the fixmbr stuff from my XP recovery CD but I couldn't get it to function properly and I can't find much online as to why.
Would I just be able to install GRUB into a small partition and configure that to boot windows automatically? I'm thinking that might just be the easiest way out...I found a couple sites that may have the solution, but some parts are confusing and I don't want to screw anything up more than I already have..
Thank you in advance...