[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 69, Issue 59

Steve Fisher xirconuk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 21:13:27 UTC 2011

On 26 January 2011 21:06, <bodsda at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On the subject of crapware, my boss decided to try ubuntu on his new dell
> latitude laptop running win7, he installed it by himself, and came to me the
> next day when it was broken. Turns out dell wrote a dock-like application
> for win7, which they preinstalled and it cripples grub everytime it loads.
Its not the dock, its the Dell Datasafe backup software and it only affects
Grub2, doesn't affect  earlier versions of Grub.

Tell him to boot into windows, uninstall, re-install grub and it will work.

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