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    Remove Suse 9.3 and Grub BootLoader

    Hello All, I'm new here and need some help. I have a dual boot system with Win XP on one hard drive (D and Suse 9.3 on another hard drive which shows 1GB unknown partition, 185.29GB unknown partition, 16MB unallocated and 1027.6MB Swapspace. Grub is on the XP drive. I wish to remove Suse 9.3 and format that drive for future use. I don't want to disable my XP drive by not being able to boot. My XP drive has service pack 3 and is fully updated. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Hogman1226; 11-23-2011 at 04:54 AM.

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Try the suggestions here.

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    Thanks, looks like command line from xp install cd is the consensus, typing fixboot or fixmbr before deleting Linux partition. Which is the more accurate command? thx

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    When I open cmd in the recovery console the line is prefixed with c:\. My boot sector is on D:\. Do I preface fixboot with D:\?

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    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    Do not change drive letter. Just execute fixmbr command on Recovery prompt and reboot machine.
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    Thanks. Is fixboot the only command I need to use? And if it doesn't work, will it render my computer unbootable?

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    The command fixmbr is all you should need.

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    Thank you very much

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    It worked great, thanks again.

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