Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sun Apr 26 21:31:48 UTC 2015

On 04/26/2015 02:54 PM, Brendan Perrine wrote:
> On Sunday, April 26, 2015 8:18:08 PM UTC, Aere Greenway wrote:
>> I know it successfully wrote the GRUB-PC bootloader to the hard-drive 
>> of the machine being installed-to, because that system worked fine, 
>> and the new system is the one that is initially selected in the GRUB 
>> menu (it used to be a different system).
> If you have bootloadaer install problems with disks I find I sometimes 
> don't expeirence these problems. This can also happen if you have a 
> desktop with many disks in it but then again you may want a custom 
> setup if that is your usecase. I don't really think my mom would come 
> home from the store with a desktop with 3 disks inside it. 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1431067 describes 
> one such problem I had but could never reproduce this with manual 
> partitioning. A recent jupiter broadcasting podcast from Fridat 
> suggest thsi might be more widespread and may also affect 14.04 in 
> which case getting this fixed for 14.04.3 will be really ncie since it 
> is long term support and what I would want most new or non technical 
> users on anyway.

All of my machines have multiple partitions, and I always do manual 
partitioning.  The USB drive itself (in this case) has only one 
partition, but often (not in this case) I create USB drives with an 
additional partition, which the USB drive system can access (as well as 
other systems), and read/write files from/to.

If it hadn't successfully written the GRUB-PC boot loader to the 
hard-disk (of the machine being installed-to), the other old system 
partition (Lubuntu 14.01.3) would have booted by default (the top menu 
entry in the GRUB menu).

The partition GRUB is last written-to becomes the system that boots 
by-default, and the newly-installed system became the top entry of the 
GRUB menu.

I have not (before 15.04) experienced the case where the USB drive 
becomes un-bootable after installing from it.  I have used USB drives 
for installing in several prior releases (though I started using 
Unetbootin only with 14.04 and 14.10).


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