[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Grub question

Mark Whittington markwhi at gmail.com
Thu Jun 13 00:42:28 EDT 2019

Are you saying that you ran fdisk with the /mbr switch and that didn't
remove grub?  Just deleting the partition won't reset the master boot
record, but the /mbr switch installs the dos bootloader (which replaces

If that didn't work then I'm not sure.

On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 12:40 AM Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org> wrote:

> >> fdisk /mbr will do it assuming dos 5.0 or later
> No -- what I'm saying is that did not work.
> I used 6.22. It deleted the partition but it did not delete Grub.
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 12:36 AM Mark Whittington <markwhi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> fdisk /mbr will do it assuming dos 5.0 or later.
>> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 12:35 AM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>> I wanted to wipe one of my spare older PCs. I used an MS-DOS boot disk
>>> and
>>> ran fdisk. That worked for zapping the partition, but it left behind Grub
>>> when I reboot. How do I delete that?

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