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> Cant Get Grub Off My Hard Drive.
capybara
post May 10 2003, 10:22 AM
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this is a hard drive i used for mandrake and a debian
distro (libranet).
i fdisked and formated the hard drive. i loaded
windoze (this is at work - a m$ shop). the install
started ok, but when it re-boots, i get this:
loading GRUB.....
Grub error 17.
and then the cursor.
why cant i get rid of GRUB?
could it be fdisk and format didnt clean up the
boot sector? or .......?
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chrisw
post May 10 2003, 10:37 AM
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you need to fdisk the mbr

fdisk /mbr

to get rid of grub


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michaelk
post May 10 2003, 12:46 PM
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Use the DOS version of disk not linux.

If you have XP then use boot CD and run the program fixmbr.
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capybara
post May 19 2003, 06:57 PM
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using dos 6.22 i tried
fdisk/mbr
but get this reply
"wrong version"
i tried
fdisk/?
but get the reply
"wrong version"
i wonder, what ver of dos do i need?
tia, capy cool.gif
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michaelk
post May 19 2003, 07:44 PM
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It should of worked but you might want to try the win98 version. If you don't have it I believe you can get it here:

www.bootdisk.com
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