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

Gary listgj-ubuntu at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Aug 19 17:14:53 UTC 2012

Liam Proven wrote:

> 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.

Well I'm more concerned about the Windows partition(s) being picked up by the new GRUB to be honest, because I don't know how it is automatically set up when installing. Mine isn't a normal case, and I just want to be sure I don't get bitten by some odd use case that the developers hadn't thought of.

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