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Re: Removing grub *WITHOUT* using other OS'es. Was: ...Removing Grub (

From: Kingsly John
Subject: Re: Removing grub *WITHOUT* using other OS'es. Was: ...Removing Grub (Again)
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 12:39:23 +0530 (IST)

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Grant Edwards wrote:

 |On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 02:26:53AM +0530, Kingsly John wrote:
 |> But I think the method I suggested of zeroing out the first 446 bytes
 |> should work because I think that must be what "fdisk /mbr" must be doing
 |> too.
 |fdisk /mgr is installing a different bootloader.  It doesn't
 |just zero out the bytes.

No. None of the M$FT OSes use the MBR to store the bootloader.. it's
always stored in the first sector of the partition that the OS is
installed in. (I don't know about WinXP but I guess the same holds true
for XP too ... embracing and extending the MBR is not part of Bill's Big
Picture for M$FT IMO! :-)


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