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[3]: re: lemur2
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Mar 2007 11:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re: lemur2"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

{So basically, GRUB needs to be there. There is no good GUI provided to accommodate this.}

For Ubuntu/Kubuntu, I think that is correct.

For a newbie-friendly Linux like PCLinuxOS, there is a GUI for GRUB.

http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/LiLoGrubInfo

The help here is applicable to most installations of GRUB.

http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/BootloaderFAQ

BTW, getting back to apples-for-apples comparisons, GRUB can boot Linux and it can boot Windows, and it can also boot other OSes such as BeOS and ReactOS, whereas the Windows bootloader can only boot Windows.

So you are, of course, therefore far better off with GRUB.

Just install GRUB to the MBR of the primary HD drive (which is named either hd0 or hda) using the standard Linux GUI installers and you should be fine.

It isn't hard at all.

Edited 2007-03-17 11:54

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