Can't fix MBR
Posted on 2003-03-09
I had windows XP home installed on my main drive and i had another smaller drive for backup, i created another partition on the smaller drive and installed SuSe linux 8.1
i recently bought a new hard drive to replace my main one and i copied the large drive over to the new hard drive. when i did this i lost linux for some reason. when i would start the comp instead of grub loading to let me pick which OS it went straight to windows xp.
now i'm trying to get rid of that smal drive or at least format it but the MBR seems to be on it and i can't get passed it.
i took that drive out and only left the xp drive in and loaded the comp with the xp cd. i tried fixmbr, fixboot, and i used the bootcfg
bootcfg saw a window installation in c:\windows so i used bootcfg /add and chose it and named it windows
it still won't boot without the old linux drive in and even when thats it it now gives me an option between
Windows XP Home Edition
so the one i added is there but for nothing..
anyone know how to get the comp to know to boot from c:\
so i can get rid of this hard drive??