Software :: Get Rid Of Grub Boot Loader?

Jul 20, 2010

I have a ubuntu 9.10 system upstairs and a dual boot system downstairs.

I want to change my dual boot system to windows vista only. I tried to do this but I couldn't get rid of the grub boot loader; I still have to go through the bootloader menu to select vista.

How do I remove the grub bootloader?

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May 18, 2010

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The above PC has 2 HDDs installed one has XP and the other Scientific Linux.

Problem: XP needed to be re-installed, i've done this now but now the GRUB Boot loader doesnt load - So just boots straight into XP.

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Let me know if you need any more info

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-NOW: I have the same options.. But when i select Windows (It loads the Recovery partition) instead of the Windows Boot Loader...

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I want install 10.10 Maverick on a new partition alongside my OS X and 10.04 Lucid installs to see if it works on my machine. I'm a little unsure about some things.

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