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#1 hub714

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:42 PM

I have acronis true image up and running for my XP stuff and when I set up secure zone it said to install GRUB or other MBR managers somewhere other than the MBR because it would overwrite Acronis. My question is: how do I install GRUB onto a different partition?

I plan on having Ubuntu and XP on the same hdd but different partitions. I hope that's enough info?

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:41 AM

I have acronis true image up and running for my XP stuff and when I set up secure zone it said to install GRUB or other MBR managers somewhere other than the MBR because it would overwrite Acronis. My question is: how do I install GRUB onto a different partition?

I plan on having Ubuntu and XP on the same hdd but different partitions. I hope that's enough info?



Use the 'Advanced' button to choose a location other than the MBR.

http://images.howtoforge.com/images/the_pe..._8.10/big/9.jpg


More info:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1011187

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:56 PM

Thanks!

first link doesn't work, but that's fine.

Do I do that while I'm installing ubuntu? That's when GRUB gets installed right?

I'll probably just go experiment with my desktop since i don't have trueimage on it :D

Thanks for the info!

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:47 AM

Thanks!

first link doesn't work, but that's fine.

Do I do that while I'm installing ubuntu? That's when GRUB gets installed right?

Thanks for the info!



This picture below shows the 'Advanced' button. Click on it during installation to choose a location for GRUB other than the default MBR.

http://news.softpedia.com/images/extra/LIN...n-large_009.jpg


Wubi installs Ubuntu inside Windows like any other Windows application, without partitioning the hard drive. It does require 5GB of free space on the target partition and it is a bit slower than installing to a separate partition formatted ext3.

http://wubi-installer.org/
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide?action=sh...p;redirect=Wubi




I find the Debian installer to be more flexible than the Ubuntu Ubiquity installer.

http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/i386/...tml.en#di-setup


To access 'expert' mode, just type 'expert' when booting any Debian install media. F1 to F6 will show additional options.




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