Re-installing Windows Without Messing Up Linux
I'm not very experienced in the Linux OS yet. I also have WinXP on my computer and i got grub for my boot selector. The thing is my WinXP partition has a few nasty viruses and I just wanna down grade to Win2k anyway but last time I tried to do this of course it messed up grub somehow (changing the MBR i guess) but my question is, is there any safe way to reinstall windows without screwing up my Linux partition or grub. If you could just like send me a link to a tutorial of some sort or explain it i would greatly appreciate it.
Re: Re-installing Windows Without Messing Up Linux
Yes, just reinstall windows. It will wipe out your grub boot manager. And then use your Linux installation CD / DVD to restore Grub.
Originally Posted by Jazoon
I did this sometime back. I can't remember the details. But an Internet search, with some determination, should help you find more detailed instructions.