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

Gary listgj-ubuntu at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Aug 19 17:17:42 UTC 2012

Colin Law 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.
> From the live cd Install dialog select Something Else when it asks
> where to install, then you can select to install over the top of the
> Debian partition if that is what you want.

Many thanks.

> As always when doing anything like this make sure your backups are up
> to date of course.

Yeah. Can you (or anyone else) recommend something that will do that. Not individual operating systems, I have recent backups, but perhaps of something that will do the entire HD? Then if the worst happens, I can just restore the whole disc to its current state.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list