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    Red face How can I change bootloader (grub2 sucks!)

    Hi!

    Why a fantastic SO like Ubuntu uses the worst bootloader I ever seen?

    Grub2 sucks! My grub menu has 8 entries!!!! and I only have 2 SO (Windows Vista and Ubuntu).

    I want to uninstall grub2 and use lilo or grub (I want the menu.lst back). How can I do that?

    Thanks.


    GRUB2 is TRASH!!

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    Re: How can I change bootloader (grub2 sucks!)

    Indeed man atm I'm having problems with it too! I just keep it for learning it. If I get p***** off like you I'll switch back too. You have to remove grub-pc and install grub from the package manager, then you have to configure grub. Take a look here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...ing%20GRUB%202

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    Re: How can I change bootloader (grub2 sucks!)

    also there's the bug where grub2 fails when u boot with windows and restart.. some windows programs or recovery programs overwrite the grub2 and u gotta boot from a live CD and reinstall grub again.. bug #441941 @ launchpad.. really is there any other better bootloader ? am sick of reinstalling grub every time i log 2 windows...

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    Re: How can I change bootloader (grub2 sucks!)

    Quote Originally Posted by A.M.Y View Post
    also there's the bug where grub2 fails when u boot with windows and restart.. some windows programs or recovery programs overwrite the grub2 and u gotta boot from a live CD and reinstall grub again.. bug #441941 @ launchpad.. really is there any other better bootloader ? am sick of reinstalling grub every time i log 2 windows...
    I guess it's the Windows's fault. The boot loader can't just resist to be overwritten! There should be some kind of configuration for Windows... But I don't know.

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    Re: How can I change bootloader (grub2 sucks!)

    Quote Originally Posted by joaonunodias View Post
    Hi!

    Why a fantastic SO like Ubuntu uses the worst bootloader I ever seen?

    Grub2 sucks! My grub menu has 8 entries!!!! and I only have 2 SO (Windows Vista and Ubuntu).
    I want to uninstall grub2 and use lilo or grub (I want the menu.lst back). How can I do that?
    Thanks.
    GRUB2 is TRASH!!
    Just uninstall the old kernels from synaptic. It will auto run update-grub and you'll then have a trimmed down menu.

    Or install startupmanager and choose how many kernels to display.

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    Re: How can I change bootloader (grub2 sucks!)

    There and back again...

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    Re: How can I change bootloader (grub2 sucks!)

    BURG seems nice!

    I'm going to try.

    Thanks... very much

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