Richard Crawford rscrawford at
Mon Feb 26 16:40:16 UTC 2007

On Monday 26 February 2007 08:14:28 raymondjwoods at wrote:
> How do I get rid of the grub bootup on my main disk drive? I need to delete
> linux and just run windows for now, but can't seem to do so because of the
> ubuntu took over my hard drive. any help would be appreciated.

If you need to "delete Linux", then simply deleting your Grub boot loader 
won't do it.  You need to reformat the partitions, using a tool like 
Partition Magic, or something.  You will also have to reinstall the Windows 
boot loader.

If all you want to do is boot into Windows automatically instead of Ubuntu, 
then open up your grub config file:

$ kdesu kedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Each OS on your system is an entry in this menu; the line "default" near the 
top determines which OS is loaded automatically on boot, starting with 0.  On 
my system, Windows XP is the 9th entry, so if I wanted to boot into Windows 
automatically, I'd set default to 8.

Richard S. Crawford (
"That which does not kill me makes me stranger."
    -Llewellyn, from Ozy & Millie

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