Packages automatically uninstalling?

Andy Boersma andy at boersma.ca
Tue Nov 11 19:15:07 UTC 2008


Check the partition format of grub, it is always installed by default, 
unless you install a jfs filesystem it will then put on Lilo

Andy

Victor Mendonça wrote:
> Looks like it might be a bug. Found one issue related to an older version of the alternate CD, which was fixed; and another that is still being looked at:
>
> Alternate CD
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub/+bug/256989
>
> Other issue (still open)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub/+bug/253323
>
>  
> Victor Mendonça
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> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:24:12 PM
> Subject: Re: Packages automatically uninstalling?
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> Thanx Victor (and Arthur).  Seems odd not to include it.  Partition editing is such a 
> fundamental task.  I used to keep a Debian diskette around just so I could use cfdisk on 
> Windows computers. gparted is nicer, but doesn't seem as powerful.
>
> But what happened to GRUB?  I selected the "Install" option from the live CD, and 
> everything seemed to install smoothly except for the boot loader.  Shouldn't GRUB be 
> installed by default?
>
> --Bob.
>
> On 11 Nov 2008 at 7:30, Victor Mendonça wrote:
>
>   
>> Hey Bob,
>>
>> For the second question, I think gparted was not added by default
>> since 8.04 (or 7.10). It's in the live CD, but not present after
>> installed. 
>>
>> However someone might correct me on that!
>>
>>
>> Victor Mendonça
>> IT Worker - Linux enthusiast
>> http://wazem.org/
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
>> To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:56:51 AM
>> Subject: Packages automatically uninstalling?
>>
>> Hi all:  I've just put Ubuntu 8.10 on a new (to me) computer, and had
>> a bit of problem with GRUB. Using GPARTED I managed to set the correct
>> bootable partition (sda1, to be mounted as /boot, with sda2 as /),
>> then running off the live CD I managed to get GRUB on the bootable
>> partition.  
>>
>> It took many attempts to get GRUB to actually load Ubuntu.  I found I
>> had to perform the GRUB incantations manually:
>>
>>  root (hd0,0)
>>  kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda2
>>  initrd /initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
>>  boot
>>
>> This properly loaded Ubuntu, loaded X, and everything was good. 
>> Wouldn't work automatically, even with a proper menu.lst file.
>>
>> I finally ran Synaptic, and found that GRUB had not been installed. 
>> Q: Why not?
>>
>> Once GRUB was installed I copied the STAGE files  &c. to /boot/grub,
>> and ran the 'install- grub' script.  Everything now works (but no
>> splashimage).
>>
>> The computer has only 512 MBytes memory, so I gave it a 1 GByte swap
>> partition.  It has a snappy ATI graphics card, so I'm running
>> Compiz/Fusion and I've spent most of the day spinning the cube.  What
>> fun!  
>>
>> With four applications on four sides of the cube it's awfully slow to
>> switch between applications.  I thought it might need a larger swap
>> partition and tried to find GPARTED in the menus.  Not there.  
>>
>> Looking at Synaptic again, I find GPARTED is no longer installed.  Q:
>> Why not?  Is it not installed by default?  Was I running it off the
>> live CD without realizing it?
>>
>> --Bob.
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