Will I encounter problems installing? (Grub, Debian, Windows)

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 12:43:34 UTC 2012

On 19 August 2012 13:20, Gary <listgj-ubuntu at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm looking at installing Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit), but I already have Debian and MS Windows installations (dual boot, GRUB bootloader) on the system. I'm quite happy to (actually I would like to) kill off the Debian installation, but need to keep Windows. If I do a standard Ubuntu install will I get problems? If I need to do something special to avoid any problems, what should I do? Thanks in advance.

Should work fine.

The newest, i.e. most-recently-installed, GRUB - Ubuntu's  - will take
over managing the boot sequence. Debian's will be inactivated but
Debian's GRUB menu entries will be added into Ubuntu's boot menu.

You can share a swap partition, no problem, and if you have a separate
/home partition for Debian then you can just use a different username
and share the same /home filesystem between the 2 distros as well.

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