Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏

Spyros Tsiolis stsiol at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 13 19:07:36 UTC 2016


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> On Wed, 13/1/16, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 
>  Subject: Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏
>  To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>  Date: Wednesday, 13 January, 2016, 13:41
>  
>  hi,
>  Am
>  Mittwoch, den 13.01.2016, 10:12 +0000 schrieb Spyros
>  Tsiolis:
>  
>  >  >> If
>  grub isn't used at all, you could also
>  >  >> just remove the package.
>  >  >> 
>  >
>  >>  Petter
>>  > Hi Peter and thank you for your reply.
>  >
> 
> >  
>  > Yes, I've
>  "unchecked" the GRUB2 package but synaptic chokes
>  on
>  > other packages that (from what it
>  seems) are needed by the system.
>  > I can
>  post the actual message if you want me to . .. 
>  
>  use:
>  sudo
>  apt-get purge grub-common
>  
>  that should remove 
>  grub-gfxpayload-lists, grub-pc, grub-pc-bin and
>  grub2-common
>  alongside ... there are no
>  reverse dependencies on them ... bootloaders
>  arent required packages in ubuntu at all, just
>  rip it out (people can
>  use lilo if they want
>  ;) ... or PXE, like you do ... or whatever else
>  works for them)
>  
>  ciao
>      oli

 
I have to admit that from all three suggestions (Peter , Ralph and Olis'),
Olis' one seems to be the most painless.

Should I go ahead with this ?
Mind you this is a live system and I am bit hesitant to tinker with it.

Thank you ALL for your kind suggestions !

s.



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