Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE: re: lemur2
by leibowitz on Sat 17th Mar 2007 10:59 UTC in reply to "re: lemur2"
leibowitz
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2006-10-17

Just use fdisk to see your partitions on a disk.

sudo fdisk -l /dev/hda

/dev/hda1 * 1 3092 24836458+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 3093 7673 36796882+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 7675 14946 58412340 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 7675 11901 33953346 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 11902 12059 1269103+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda7 12060 14946 23189796 83 Linux

Note: Grub start at 0 and not with 1. So the hda2 partition is hd0,1 for grub.

Hda = hd0
hdb = hd1
hdc = hd2
hdd = hd3

I don't know for Sata and scsi drives (sda, sdb, ...)


Anyway I really don't understand why you try to install grub if you don't want it.

You could install ubuntu (or anything else), skip the grub install (ubuntu ask if you want it or not) and just edit your existing boot manager to boot linux. What's so hard ?

Edited 2007-03-17 11:01

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