grub dependency problem

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sat Oct 10 18:56:36 UTC 2009

On Saturday 10 October 2009, Paul Lemmons wrote:
> Now, I have no desire to remove grub-pc because that is what I am using 
> to boot with. Grub, on the other hand, I think should have been 
> replaced by grub-pc. I hesitate to remove it though for fear of not 
> being able to boot. Most packages I am a little more caviler about but 
> the ability to boot is fairly near and dear to my hear :)

I am running the karmic beta  without any 'backports'   and have no problems 
with grub  other than the fact that it screws up the boot of any old releases 
of *ubuntu.  I've reported that.

What is the purpose of the backports?  (in your case)

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