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So I had a dual install of Win XP and OpenSuse and I wanted to convert the tower into a server. So from the XP side I deleted and reformatted ...
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    How do you uninstall Linux from grub prompt?


    So I had a dual install of Win XP and OpenSuse and I wanted to convert the tower into a server. So from the XP side I deleted and reformatted all the other partitions on the HD. When I rebooted the computer it refuses to boot from the disk (Win Server 0 the puts me in the grub prompt. So basically Im just trying to wipe it entirely from this prompt or bypass it to get to the XP side. Any ideas?

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    Well looks like I solved my own thread. I'm sure most of you guys knew how but this is how I did it
    "grub> chainloader (hd0, <tab>"
    it spit out two possible hard drives numbered 0 and 4.
    "Possible partitions are:
    Partition num: 0, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
    Partition num 4, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7"

    I picked 4.

    "grub> chainloader (hd0,4)+1

    grub> boot "

    Then it booted to XP. Found it by googling gnu grub prompt commands (im too n00b to post links yet I guess

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    Try using supergrub to fix windows boot.

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    The standard procedure in a case like yours would be to install the xp bootloader to the mbr before deleting the Opensuse partitions since most of the boot files were on the partition you deleted. That is why you could not boot. I would second the supergrubdisk recommendation unless you still have your xp installation disk.

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