I'm using windows 7. On that pc, I would like to setup centos only removing windows 7. I just insert the disk on DVD drive and got the screen of grub. Is that wiki installation guide for windo... [by studyete]
on 02/08/2013 – Made popular on 02/08/2013
I've had Ubuntu as the sole OS on my desktop for a couple years. Updated it to Precise soon after it came out. Today I decided to try dual booting to Windows 8. I bought a new, separate hard drive (SATA) to install Windows on. My Ubuntu installation is on my older PATA disk.
I disconnected the Ubuntu drive completely when installing Windows.
After installing default factory windows xp from VAIO VGN-NR, and hence removing the Ubuntu on its hard drive, the grub does not allow the windows to boot up properly, giving the prompt: "no such partition" and grub rescue appears.
The Windows can not be recovered by rescue mode, since the administrator password of newly installed default windows (from hidden drive on the laptop) is not known to
A year or more ago I installed a SATA drive in one of my desktop boxes. Installed along side 2 IDE drives. With the IDE drives things were fine. Multiple OS's, Linux / Windows. My fun toy. Do anything I want to it and it didn't complain. Insert the SATA disk and the trouble begins. I've never in my life had so much trouble keeping grub in control of booting this box.
After I've installed windows xp for dual booting, I need to restore grub of my archlinux installation. I did it a lot of times with windows 7, but this time heavens decided to torture me.
I have opensuse liveKDE usb drive inserted into my laptop.