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Undo a dual boot

tom9042

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
I installed a new second HD lately and installed ubuntu on it. I used the ubuntu install disk to install a dual boot. Now I want to replace the second HD with my wife's HD, since I need to back it up before I format it. I can't boot at all without both of my own HD's. How can I fix the boot so that I can replace the second HD for a while?
 

ejn74

Folding Master!
Political User
#2
When you added Ubuntu you added the boot loader from it it more than likley in the boot folder on the windows partition. At least i think. You need to remove the linux boot loader file. I am not experienced enough to give more info than this.
 

drz01

Weekend DJ
#5
If you do not want disturb your setup try this approach. Find a cheep usb case and install your wife's drive into this and then you can backup your wifes drive. If you look hard enough you can find a case for $20 and later on you can install a different drive and use this setup as a backup/external drive.
 

tom9042

OSNN Senior Addict
#6
Thanks for all the replies. I used the fixmbr to solve my problem.

The usb drive won't help me this time since I can't boot her computer.
 

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