Request: Automatic GRUB option in Dapper
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
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 ubuntu.com]
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