Question for Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10, from Ubuntu 9.04

Goh Lip g.lip at
Fri Jan 8 16:09:52 UTC 2010

On 08/01/10 23:48, Goh Lip wrote:
> On 08/01/10 21:37, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> He should have no need to reinstall anything.[0]
> Yes, you're right. By habit, I clean install all new final version, so I
> got caught up with what I am doing. (not he's doing....and that's bad)
> Thanks for pointing this out.

Sent a new message so as not to detract from a new point here

>> [0] Assuming he is looking to upgrade, not flatten and reinstall from
>> scratch.

If Jay wants to use the windows bootloader to boot to 9.10 grub2, just 
upgrading will result in not being able to boot up 9.10.

It would be highly improbable that he would be able to boot up even he 
creates a new bin for the windows bootloader as the bin created may use 
the old grub-legacy and menu.lst if he just upgrade to 9.10.

However it might be a different case if he clean install a new 9.10.
(and even then I am not sure).

Of course, what most of us here would just recommend that he sets his 
grub to sda, and get rid of his windows mbr, but that is his call.

Goh Lip

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