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#1 perlcopter

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:12 PM

Hello!

I first used Fedora 11 Live CD with Unetbootin but it did not boot properly. It got stuck after loading USB devices, so I went back into windows, and when it prompted me to uninstall Unetbootin, I chose no.

So as of this point, I have 1 entry of Unetbootin in the list of Operating systems.

Then I downloaded the Fedora 11 DVD to try that.. Once again I ran Unetbootin but I accidently selected the wrong ISO, so I clicked cancel (but it already made another entry in the boot menu). Then I ran it again and tried the Fedora 11 DVD. Everything went well, but when I rebooted, there were 3 entries for Unetbootin in the list, so I picked the 3rd one, proceeded with the install and everything went smoothly.

Now, after coming back to Windows, I was prompted to uninstall Unetbootin, and I selected Yes. But it removed only the 3rd Unetbootin entry in the list. The other 2 are still there. There is no additional copies of Unetbootin listed in appwiz.cpl.

How do I remove these additional 2 Unetbootin entries manually? I don't see a boot.ini file, so I guess Vista is doing differently. So how would I go about removing them the Vista way? I'm hoping I don't have to run fixmbr and risk overwriting GRUB because I don't have an optical drive if something goes wrong. I'd rather edit some file and remove them manually.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:27 PM

Hi PerlCopter,

I don't know about uninstalling but removing the entry from the boot menu shouldn't be difficult.

If it's windows that is looking for grub then you can look inside boot.ini

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

Or use bootcfg if you feel unconfortable removing the text entries by hand.

See help for more instructions:
bootcfg /?

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:39 PM

That's for XP. There is no boot.ini in Vista.

I also tried bcdedit and it says system cannot find the file specified.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:22 PM

oops.. my apologies.

If it's using grub then you're bound to find a menu.lst file where all the boot entries are mentioned.

Now the location of this menu.lst is where I'm not sure where you can find it, under linux it can be found at /boot/grub

Not a solution but perhaps hiding the menu from startup might help:
Control Panel --> System --> Advanced System Settings --> Startup and Recovery

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:31 PM

They're in the Vista boot menu, not in Grub.

I checked Startup and Recovery already, and there is nothing listed there.

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