Uninstall grub boot loader in Windows® 7
Why do you need to uninstall grub boot loader from Windows 7?
If you have a dual-boot set-up using Windows 7 and Linux, Linux puts a boot manager on your system for choosing which system to boot into. Boot manager is known as grub for Linux based OS. Grub is a boot loader package from GNU project. GNU operating systems use Grub as its boot loader. It is dynamically configurable and loads its configuration at startup. Grub supports multiple executable formats. It supports all commonly used UNIX file systems and windows file systems. It can be used with different user interfaces. It is able to communicate with a user directly via a GRUB command prompt. Grub has a rich set of terminal commands that allow you to view the hard disk partition details.
Following points explain needs to uninstall grub boot loader, and tips to uninstall grub boot loader from your Windows 7 system:
- Need to uninstall
- Using Linux commands
- Using Windows boot disc
Need to uninstall
If you do not want to boot your Linux operating system with your Windows 7, you need to remove the grub boot loader from your system. You can easily remove the grub boot loader from your system. You can uninstall the grub boot loader from your system in various ways.
Using Linux commands
You can uninstall your grub boot loader using the Linux commands. You could use dd commands to remove it. # dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdX bs=512 count=1 this command removes the partition table. Then, you need to remove the MBR to do this, you can use the following commands # dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdX bs=446 count=1. After doing this you need to restart your computer.
You can also use Windows boot disc to uninstall grub boot loader from your system. Insert the Windows installation CD and restart your system. Press any key to boot from the disc, when prompted. Choose repair option from the prompted window. Select Windows operating system, click next. Click command prompt in the system recovery option and type 'bootrec /FixMbr' into the command prompt and hit enter. Close the command prompt and restart your system.
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