Yesterday I installed fedora 16 beta on my laptop (where i have windows 7) and because of some bugs(e.g. i could not install nvidia drivers) i decided to remove it. As far as i understood fedora 16 uses GRUB2 instead of GRUB. First that i did was just to delete fedora partition in the win7 disk manager. But after restarting i've got grub resque console and i could not boot at all!!! i have no windows 7 installation cd to run WindowsRE because win7 was installed by defalt on my laptop when i bought it. So i had to reinstall fedora again to repair GRUB2 and to be able to boot into win7.
GRUB2 was installed into my MBR so how can i repair it without win cd or reinstalling windows7 ???
SO HOW TO REMOVE GRUB2 and fedora 16 without win cd??
it is very simple
(i assume that you can boot into windows through GRUB2)
(if you CAN NOT BOOT into your windows system use Super GRUB2 disk (www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk
) to boot into windows)
1 - boot into windows
2 - download and install EasyBCD http://neosmart.net/
(it is free for non-commercial use)
3 - run EasyBCD and go to the section <BCD deployment>
4 - go to <MBR Configuration options> and choose <Install windows Vista/7 bootloader into MBR> (or windows XP bootloader - depends on your windows system version)
5 - press button <Write MBR> and within a second it will be the end of tour suffering!!!!
you can restart computer and there will not be GRUB2 and windows will start by default!!!!
now you can delete fedora (or any other linux partition) using e.g. windows partition manager!!!!
this is my personal expierence and i wrote this little article because i have not sees such articles in the internet while googling!!!