Help me figure out why I have two Windows Boot Icons

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kitki83, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot figure out why i had this problem for weeks now unable to fix it. I installed Ubuntu in windows XP hard drive(Hard drive #2) but I kept Mac OS X(hard drive #1) untouched. Removing Ubuntu and doing fdisk repair on MBR on windows. I still get two windows Boot Icons. One is windows while the other gives me "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB" spam. I was told as a solution to clean install Mac OS but I think there is similar procedure to reset MBR for apple. I installed Parallels to use Ubuntu in more safe environment but I get an error I do not have a Boot Camp MBR. I really need someone who can help me figure out what is wrong with mac os x boot record. Also I tested it out and grub was on apple by removing windows xp hard drive and seeing windows (Grub Spamming boot icon).

    This is Boot Record information in Apple if it helps.
    (From Partition Inspector)

    Also when going to start up disk, Mac OS X sees one Windows while Windows sees two Windows Boot icons.

    *** Report for internal hard disk ***

    Current GPT partition table:
    # Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
    2 409640 976773127 Basic Data

    Current MBR partition table:
    # A Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
    2 409640 976773127 0b FAT32 (CHS)

    MBR contents:
    Boot Code: None

    Partition at LBA 40:
    Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
    File System: FAT32
    Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

    Partition at LBA 409640:
    Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
    File System: FAT32
    Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Basic Data
    Listed in MBR as partition 2, type 0b FAT32 (CHS)



    From Terminal
    /dev/disk0
    #: type name size identifier
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *465.8 GB disk0
    1: EFI 200.0 MB disk0s1
    2: Microsoft Basic Data HORUS 465.5 GB disk0s2
    /dev/disk1
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *279.5 GB disk1
    1: Windows_NTFS Windows XP 279.5 GB disk1s1
    /dev/disk2
    #: type name size identifier
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *232.9 GB disk2
    1: EFI 200.0 MB disk2s1
    2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 232.6 GB disk2s2
    rene-martins-computer:~ Horus$
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

    samh004

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    Can't you just run Boot Camp and get it to erase the partition properly ? That's what your meant to do, instead of just trashing the info.
     
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Yeah you botched up your Boot Camp uninstall.
     
  4. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    samh004

    I do not want to loose my data and configurations I made into the computers.


    M@lew

    Are you saying to solve this problem I need to reinstall Boot Camp?
     

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