But we always make a copy of what we can't lose before we commit to this.
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-legacy-faq.en.html#q12 notes the idea of uninstall is slightly incorrect and discusses how to install the new boot loader. However I'm working on just such a task right now and am on my 3rd disk clone trying to install and get the old Windows up and booting.
I'm getting a feeling I'm going to use G4U COPYDISK to copy the Windows Partition over soon onto a blank drive.
My specs are as follows:
OSes: Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista RC1, Ubuntu Linux 6.06LTS
Motherboard: ASUS P5ND2-SLI
Processor: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz
Hard Drive: 250GB SATA
RAM: 2x 512MB DDR 667MHz
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1300 PRO
Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-110D DVD-RW
USB: 4x USB 2.0
Sound Card: 7.1 Channel
Ethernet Adapter: Intel 10/100/100 Gigabit
I have 3 Windows partitions and 2 linux partitions
C: (Windows XP) NTFS
E: (Windows Vista) NTFS
F: (Documents partition) NTFS
sda5 (?) - Ubuntu linux partition - ext3
sda6 (?) - linux swap
I am using the GRUB bootloader, which is stored on the sda5 Ubuntu partition. My question is how do I remove Ubuntu safely without damaging XP or Vista?
I've heard that all I have to do is boot the XP recovery console, use the FIXMBR and FIXBOOT commands and delete the linux partitions. Is this correct??