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    Question About Grub problem and Removal of Kubuntu

    Hi there guys.. is there any simple method to recover Grub? I am not so good at programming and not with linux please give some simple solution.. The Grub is main reason due to which i am stuck with wubi installation method.

    And i want to know how to remove kubuntu without messing up my whole system. I want to keep both Windows 7 and Kubuntu..

    Thanks

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    Re: About Grub problem and Removal of Kubuntu

    1. Wubi does not install GRUB (but adds an entry to the NT loader for Ubuntu). How did you get GRUB, did you install Kubuntu next to Windows or from within Windows?

    2. I don't understand this part:
    remove kubuntu without messing up my whole system. I want to keep both Windows 7 and Kubuntu..
    "I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." --Flash Rosenberg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    1. Wubi does not install GRUB (but adds an entry to the NT loader for Ubuntu). How did you get GRUB, did you install Kubuntu next to Windows or from within Windows?

    2. I don't understand this part:
    remove kubuntu without messing up my whole system. I want to keep both Windows 7 and Kubuntu
    1. I didnt get grub. i said i want to install kubuntu normally not by wubi but iam afraid of grub issue.. so iam stuck with wubi intalled kubuntu.. so anyone have simplest way of recovering grub incase of any failure?

    2. If i installed kubuntu normally without wubi.. so what is the method to remove kubuntu? without messing up my windows??

    Hope its clear now

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    Re: About Grub problem and Removal of Kubuntu

    Reinstalling grub is not a big issue is you have a liveCD. You should always have a liveCD or repairCD for every system you have installed.

    How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10 - grub2) - talsemgeest
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ta/7Bootloader
    Reinstall grub2 - Short version & full chroot version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...alling%20GRUB2

    If you prefer a gui, you can download this into your Ubuntu liveCd when you need it or download as a full liveCD.

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration an diagnose advanced problems.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

    HOWTO: migrate wubi install to partition - bcbc
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi

    You should also have good backups & a Windows repairCD.

    Backup windows before install - post by Mark Phelps
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2040149
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1626990
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
    Another suggestion by srs5694
    http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Smile Re: About Grub problem and Removal of Kubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Reinstalling grub is not a big issue is you have a liveCD. You should always have a liveCD or repairCD for every system you have installed.

    How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10 - grub2) - talsemgeest
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ta/7Bootloader
    Reinstall grub2 - Short version & full chroot version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...alling%20GRUB2

    If you prefer a gui, you can download this into your Ubuntu liveCd when you need it or download as a full liveCD.

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration an diagnose advanced problems.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

    HOWTO: migrate wubi install to partition - bcbc
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi

    You should also have good backups & a Windows repairCD.

    Backup windows before install - post by Mark Phelps
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2040149
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1626990
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
    Another suggestion by srs5694
    http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html

    Thanks man

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    Question Re: About Grub problem and Removal of Kubuntu

    Whats the the method of removing ubuntu/kubuntu? just format the drive?

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    Re: About Grub problem and Removal of Kubuntu

    You can use gparted from the liveCD to delete partitions. You may have to click on swap and right click swap off. Only use Windows to resize the Windows partitions, not gparted.

    If reinstalling you can use manual install and choose the same partitions.
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Smile Re: About Grub problem and Removal of Kubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    You can use gparted from the liveCD to delete partitions. You may have to click on swap and right click swap off. Only use Windows to resize the Windows partitions, not gparted.

    If reinstalling you can use manual install and choose the same partitions.
    thanks

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