Bill Diehl on 2 Feb 2008 19:47:38 -0800

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I will have to learn more about GRUB.  Maybe it is time to move on 
if it offers features System Commander does not.


On 3 Feb 2008 at 1:56, Stephen Gran wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 06:51:11PM -0500, Bill Diehl said:
> > > GRUB is the standard boot loader on Linux, and it will boot other
> > > OSs as well.  Xubuntu utilizes XFCE and may be what you want to
> > > use if you require a faster/leaner desktop experience...
> > 
> > Yes, I just like System Commander.  However, V-Com says that 
> > Ubuntu does not allow control over where GRUB is placed and 
> > therefore System Commander cannot manage the boot process.  
> > One of the attractions to Linux is/was the ability to have more
> > control over my computer, rather than being forced to accept and use
> > whatever the big corporations wanted shove down end-users' throats. 
> > I am sure that GRUB will start my other OSs just as well.
> It may be a failure in the ubuntu installer if it doesn't notice other
> OS's and offer to only install grub to the relevant partition instead
> of the MBR, but it is not a failure of grub.  Grub is perfectly happy
> living on a partition instead of the MBR and being chainloaded from
> another bootloader.  If you have a bootloader you like, keep it.  Grub
> is quite nice for many things, but no need to ram things you don't
> want down your throat. -- 

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