how do i use windows to boot not linux (grub)

July 2, 2011 at 15:14:17
Specs: Windows XP/Ubuntu 11.04, 1GB
I had windows xp installed in a 160gb HDD
Then I connected a second HDD of 320 gb and installed ubuntu 11.04 on it
Windows hdd is master
Linux hdd is slave
It is booting with grub and I wan it to boot using windows not grub
How do I go in doing this?

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#1
July 2, 2011 at 16:33:40
if you want to boot windows then why you installed linux not sure.

Look in grub boot loader, it should have "windws XP" menu in it.if not you can manually add ntldr to the grub menu.

An easy way would be run fdisk /mbr from a bootable cd.

Subhash Chandra.
http://www.wintechgeek.com


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#2
July 2, 2011 at 17:34:07
http://bkpavan.wordpress.com/2008/0...

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
July 2, 2011 at 17:55:51
i guess he wants to boot using windows


It is booting with grub and I wan it to boot using windows not grub

Subhash Chandra.
http://www.wintechgeek.com


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July 2, 2011 at 19:38:49

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#5
July 2, 2011 at 19:56:59
the reason why I want to boot using wondows is because I want to remove linux and that hdd and stay only with one hdd with xp in it. But when I uninstall linux or remove the hdd, I get grub rescue and can't boot because it was using grub which is no longer there

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July 2, 2011 at 23:04:13

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#7
July 3, 2011 at 09:01:57
In all of this you get some right and wrong answers.

fdisk will not work. Fixmbr and sometimes you also need fixboot should work.

That only gets you back to windows loader. You have to have a way to load linux. Either grub or lilo or another loader has to be in some place since you kicked it out with fixmbr. My link was a complex page you should have given you enough to go on.

Basically you fix xp's bootloader back to ms. Put grub or loader on the linux partition or some small secondary partition. (may have issues if too high in disk) Then you have to edit the ms loader boot.ini to offer choice.


Consider using virtual machines if your system supports it of just stick with grub.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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