Question for Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10, from Ubuntu 9.04

Franz Waldmüller waldbauernbub at
Fri Jan 8 22:13:50 UTC 2010

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. ?

this should be okay, but I would recommend you to backup your home 
Pay attention to NOT format the home-partition!

> - 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.

grub 2 is working fine for me, it detects all other operating systems. 
But I don't know if your configuration requires further work.
> Thanks,
> Jay

Wish you luck

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