Request: Automatic GRUB option in Dapper

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Jan 31 09:30:05 GMT 2006

On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 06:12:19AM +0200, Jimmy Angelakos wrote:
> 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.

Dapper already has a special rescue mode option that reinstalls GRUB on
the partition you select.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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