intro and grub question

Wes Hegge whegge at
Fri Feb 16 15:26:34 UTC 2007

On 2/16/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Tim M wrote:
> > That worked! I didn't see the option to boot into Gnome.
> You don't _boot_ into gnome.  You boot into Ubuntu.  Then you _login_ to
> Gnome or KDE.
> > Later I will
> > reboot that computer and see if it is in the logon screen but it seems
> to
> > have
> You don't need to reboot - it will not be in the grub menu.
> > totally integrated  into my Gnome programs. This means I will not need
> or
> > want grub on that machine.
> Ack!!!!  Don't remove it (if you even can).  You _absolutely_ need grub
> (or
> another boot manager) or you won't be able to start Linux at all.  If you
> only have one operating system, though, you can skip the grub menu (I
> _think_ if there's only one menu option, it automatically starts it
> without
> the menu display, but I can't confirm that).
> --
> derek

Again, correct!  DO NOT REMOVE GRUB!!  Grub is what boots your operating
system.  It can boot more than just Linux for you too, if needed.  Also, if
you only have only OS loaded then Ubuntu only has a line like "Grub
Loading"  "Press ESC to enter menu in 5...4...3...2...1" then it auto boots
the OS.  This though is something that is configured by Ubuntu, any Linux OS
using Grub can replicate this behavior.  You can even replicated it for
multiple OS on a machine instead of getting the menu screen.


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