grub bis (grub-pc and grub 2)

Mark mhullrich at
Fri Nov 19 06:31:29 UTC 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon at> wrote:
> While I'm on the grub subject...
> My main machine (desktop) had several Linux installs. Ubuntu installed grub 2.
> I could then apt-get remove it, apt-get-install grub, etc...
> My laptop only has one Ubuntu installed. When I wanted to remove grub 2, it
> said there was no grub 2 installed. I found out "grub-pc" was installed. if I
> try to remove it, it automatically wants to install grub legacy... but there
> is no stage 1... so I tried to ramove grub-legacy to reinstall it... and then
> the system want's to reinstall grub-pc.
> On one side it seems grub 2 and grub-pc are the same thing, but synaptics and
> apt-get clearly see them as two different packages that behave differently.
> Which brings again the question if users, at least in an alternate install,
> should not be able to choose at install time which bootloader they want.
Again I refer you to - it
covers this, too.

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