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"Jason Yates" <jasonjamark.com> writes: >> Before that I want to get rid of GRUB loader > >Why would you want to do that? > Mayhaps he prefers lilo like I do. scott...

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    "Jason Yates" <jasonjamark.com> writes:
    >> Before that I want to get rid of GRUB loader
    >
    >Why would you want to do that?
    >
    Mayhaps he prefers lilo like I do.

    scott
    Scott Lurndal Guest

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    >
    >"MC" <mcsomewhere.com> wrote in message
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    >Hi,
    >
    >I've installed RH9 and Oracle 9i
    >but somewhere something went wrong.
    >
    >I want to set it up again from scratch.
    >Before that I want to get rid of GRUB loader
    >
    >How can I do that?
    >
    >Thanks for your help
    >
    >- MC
    If you can boot from a DOS floppy, or something similar, you should be able
    to do:
    fdisk /mbr
    which should overwrite bootloader sector.
    BTW, I do not think it is necessary to remove the bootloader if you are
    planning on re-installing or changing it.

    Eugene


    eugene rikel Guest

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    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes, I want to re-install Linux from scratch.

    But what I don't know is where GRUBB is sitting?
    On the Linux Partition or my Windows Boot partition?

    But my system used to boot from Primary Windows partition
    (Dual boot Win98SE / Win2K Pro) and later I added Linux
    on another disk.
    If GRUB is acting as Default boot loader (in place of Windows loader),
    I was under the impression that GRUB has replaced my default Windows loader.
    If not, how come GRUB is recognized as default loader unless
    there is something in the bootsector of the primary windows partition?

    I'm new to multi-boot environment, particularly with Linux.
    This is my first experience with Linux.

    Thanks

    - MC



    "eugene rikel" <erikelXSPAMwebspan.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > >
    > >"MC" <mcsomewhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:TqxXa.4646$kP6.468newsread2.news.atl.earthli nk.net...
    > >Hi,
    > >
    > >I've installed RH9 and Oracle 9i
    > >but somewhere something went wrong.
    > >
    > >I want to set it up again from scratch.
    > >Before that I want to get rid of GRUB loader
    > >
    > >How can I do that?
    > >
    > >Thanks for your help
    > >
    > >- MC
    >
    > If you can boot from a DOS floppy, or something similar, you should be
    able
    > to do:
    > fdisk /mbr
    > which should overwrite bootloader sector.
    > BTW, I do not think it is necessary to remove the bootloader if you are
    > planning on re-installing or changing it.
    >
    > Eugene
    >
    >

    MC Guest

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    "MC" <mcsomewhere.com> wrote in message
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    > Thanks for your reply.
    > Yes, I want to re-install Linux from scratch.
    >
    > But what I don't know is where GRUBB is sitting?
    > On the Linux Partition or my Windows Boot partition?
    From my own limited understanding Bootloaders in general do not reside on
    any partition.

    They are located on the boot sector (1st sector) of the drive! (Maybe each
    drive?)
    >
    > But my system used to boot from Primary Windows partition
    > (Dual boot Win98SE / Win2K Pro) and later I added Linux
    > on another disk.
    > If GRUB is acting as Default boot loader (in place of Windows loader),
    > I was under the impression that GRUB has replaced my default Windows
    loader.


    When you install it on your 1st disk it replaces the default (windows)
    bootloader.
    > If not, how come GRUB is recognized as default loader unless
    > there is something in the bootsector of the primary windows partition?
    >
    > I'm new to multi-boot environment, particularly with Linux.
    > This is my first experience with Linux.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > - MC
    >

    I hope this helps.

    Eugene

    P.S. If you want me to reply by e-mail - please, unbolock my name from your
    earthlink's spam rules. (:-)



    eugene rikel Guest

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