Request: Automatic GRUB option in Dapper
vyruss at hellug.gr
Tue Jan 31 04:12:19 GMT 2006
It has been suggested that I post this request here, it has also been
filed as a "wishlist"-bug in Launchpad.
I've been talking with fellow Ubuntites, and I get this complaint: When
something (i.e. Windows) overwrites the MBR and thus gets rid of the
installed boot loader GRUB (which means, if you're a newbie, that your
Linux installation disappears), the only way to fix it is to boot into
rescue mode and repair everything by hand by reinstalling GRUB.
What makes perfectly good sense to these people (and I agree) is that
there should be a boot option on the Ubuntu CD (or perhaps within the
installation) for just an automatic installation of GRUB (and not the
whole Ubuntu system) which would auto-repair the damage done.
When installing Ubuntu, the auto-detection already works perfectly
fine. When it finds operating systems on the hard drive, it puts up a
menu option for each: It should be trivial to implement this feature.
The discussion about this feature request is at:
Many people seem to want this feature!
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