__/ [Vance Howard] on Monday 19 December 2005 03:39 \__
> Owkmann wrote:
>> Originally I had Win98SE installed on a 2GB hard disk running on a 1GHz
>> Duron. Then I added a 40GB hard disk to this box and installed Suse 9.2 in
>> dual boot on the 40 GB drive, with Suse set as the default OS. Now, I
>> would like to remove Win98 altogether, and just boot straight to Linux.
>> Should I remove GRUB? If I do that, won't the old MBR be re-installed?
>> Here's my partition table:
>> Device Size Type Mount
>> Start End
>> /dev/hdb 1.9GB AC22100H
>> 0 4091
>> /dev/hdb1 1.9GB Win95 FAT32 LBA /windows/C 0
>> /dev/hdc 37.2GB WD400BB
>> 0 77544
>> /dev/hdc1 988.3MB Linux swap swap 0
>> /dev/hdc2 36.3GB Linux native /
>> 2008 77535
>> Thanks for your help.
> I would still use the boot loader. Go into yast control center, click on
> system, then select bootloader. You can tell it to remove windows 98
> from the list and set the boot loader delay to 5 seconds or less. That
> way it will only show the boot screen for a few seconds then boot.
I have GRUB installed despite the fact that I removed a Windows 2000
partition in the past. Booting into the Windows option (which is deprecat-
ed) has the outcome you would expect and is harmless. Linux is default at
boot time and it is selected after 5 seconds, so the delay is negligible.
I rarely reboot, so there is probably no need to mind the existence of the
bootloader either. If by any chance my experience of changing the dual-
boot settings helps,
SuSE 8.1 on that machine by the way...
Hope it helps and good luck,