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So over the weekend I decided to give MINIX3 a try, just to see what all the fuss was about. I went through the installation, which is pretty easy if ...
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    Uninstalling GRUB (not the same as always)...


    So over the weekend I decided to give MINIX3 a try, just to see what all the fuss was about. I went through the installation, which is pretty easy if you've ever install Slackware, except for the partition since I still don't know how Minix handles it's partitions.

    Anyway, to the point... After installing and rebooting Grub comes up with Error 17 since it can't find the partition where the menu.lst file is, it's gone! Now I need to uninstall grub so that the Minix partition (which is the active partition) is booted.

    On a different note, does anyone know any good resources for learning Minix? the Minix3 website isn't very helpful in this respect. Took me a while just to get X to work, and it's pretty bad right now!

    EDIT: I've been search for an answer and released I forgot to mention I don't have a Windows CD to boot from.
    "Today you are freer than ever to do what you want, provided you can pay for it!" --Bad Religion

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    Smile

    You should use Minix as LiveCD:

    http://www.minix3.org/download/

    Perhaps you can use smart boot manager or use Linux LiveCD for installing Grub:

    Grub floppy install:

    http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/install.html

    http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...b-install.html

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    I actually needed to uninstall GRUB! I had Minix already installed with the boot manager residing on /dev/hda1 (/dev/c0d0p0 on Minix). I ended up trying to do: "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1" and that pretty much blew everything up! It would be really useful if there was a way to get rid of it!
    "Today you are freer than ever to do what you want, provided you can pay for it!" --Bad Religion

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    Perhaps you can use freedos LiveCD to create generic MBR:

    fdisk /mbr

    Or use the following software:

    http://www.23cc.com/free-fdisk/

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