Question for Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10, from Ubuntu 9.04

Goh Lip g.lip at
Thu Jan 7 17:04:23 UTC 2010

On 01/07/2010 09:01 PM, Jay Mistry wrote:
> I would like to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 that I am currently using
> with Windows XP, by using the Windows bootloader to boot into Ubuntu.
> For upgrade to 9.10 from 9.04, I would like to know about:
> - Is it ok to simply format the / (root) partition and leave /home as
> it is (since there are documents, pictures, etc in /home) and then
> install the new Ub 9.10 in the formatted / (root) partn. ?

Yes, it is okay to leave the /home, remember to set the /home partition 
and  *don't format it*.

> - Will there be any problem with the new GRUB2 in booting from the
> Windows bootloader ? Presenty I am using the Windows bootloader to
> boot into Ub 9.04, with GRUB (old) located in the MBR of / (root)
> partition  - without any problem.

Windows bootloader? Do you mean "EasyBCD"? There might be problems if 
you want to use that with grub2 of 9.10. Best you use the 9.10 grub2 to 
boot up, set to sda, which will also boot to windows. You will lose your 
windows mbr, though.  Refer

Goh Lip

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