[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Grub question

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Thu Jun 13 00:43:30 EDT 2019


Oh, I see your point now.

Will try it with the switch. Did not know that.

On Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 12:42 AM Mark Whittington <markwhi at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> grub).
>
> 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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