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Re: [K12OSN] OT: Question about my laptop...XP, Fedora, Ubuntu and GRUB



--- David Trask <dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us> wrote:
> 
> How about this?  If I delete grub from the MBR
> altogether using fixboot or
> xpboot and run fixmbr....then will installing Ubuntu
> put in grub like FC3
> did and set it up correctly?

I really don't know the answer, but every distro I've
ever installed asks you if you want to install a
bootloader.  I don't think that it should be necessary
for you to delete grub from the MBR for it to work
properly.  In fact, I would prefer to keep grub there
so that you can at least boot to Windows if Ubuntu for
some reason fails to install a bootloader for you. 

My "failsafe" way of installing a new distro when I've
already got lilo or grub installed is to tell it to
create a boot floppy and not to touch the MBR.  That
way I can boot the distro and manually edit the boot
loader so I know that it gets done right (well,
hopefully).

-Rob




		
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