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

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 20:17:23 UTC 2012

On 08/19/2012 08:43 AM, 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.
> 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.
What about the dot-config files?? I think that would go bust. Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
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