Hello folks. In certain situations, when a program you want to run does not work properly on an OS, you first blame the program. Then you try to run it on another OS, and find it working without issues. Then you go back and blame the OS. This is what happens to me when I try to run the Android Studio Emulator on Linux. Its screen size remains small despite resizing. Resizing works fine for Windows 10.
As I am a part of the FOSS Club of my college, I know that I must be embracing Open Source Software, but in certain situations like these, my head just gets fried up.
So one fine day, I decided to remove Linux from my PC. I removed those Linux partitions, but unfortunately the Ubuntu Bootloader (aka GRUB) was still present on the Boot screen. Then I had to find a way to remove it from Windows. And voila, there is a way out.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED
Open Command Prompt as an Administrator.
diskparton the CMD screen
- Now enter
list disk. You will see your Hard Disk and the external storage drives connected to your PC. Select the PC Hard Disk Number. It should be 0 by default on all the systems. But still, check your hardware and then do.
- Select Disk 0 (or whatever number it is of your HDD) by typing
sel disk 0. Now to check a list of partitions in it, type
- On 64 bit systems, it should be a 100 MB FAT32 system that has ‘System’ as the Info in it. Note the volume number. In my case, it is 9
sel vol 9.
- Now this volume has been selected. We now have to assign the disk letter (for which Windows/MS-DOS became famous for). I assigned a letter Z, by typing
assign letter=Z:. Then
- Now you are back to your regular CMD Prompt. Now type
cd /d Z:. Note the
- Now for this step, there are two ways to approach this. Some systems will have the
lscommand, while some won’t. While I would recommend using the
lscommand, for those who don’t have it can use the
dircommand as well. Type
dir, depending on the program you have
cdinto the EFI folder. Then type
lsagain. You will now see a
- To remove this Ubuntu GRUB, type
rmdir /s Ubuntu. It will ask for a confirmation Prompt, type
Yand press Enter.
- Voila! Your PC won’t have the Ubuntu Bootloader anymore.
Sometimes, at any given point of time, any given OS can be frustrating. Choose your OS depending on the features you need.