View Full Version : [ubuntu] Use old grub and ext3 with Karmic 64-bit???

January 1st, 2010, 04:55 PM
I have received an Lenovo T400 as a gift and am going to get rid of the Vista Business OS on it! It is a resource hog and sometimes has trouble hooking up to our router. I was curious yesterday on how much RAM was being used on idle and it was between 900mb and 1gb!

I'm downloading Karmic 64-bit and would like to use the old GRUB instead of the beta Grub2. At least with the legacy grub I could edit it easier than the beta one. I am also wondering if Karmic would run fine using ext3 instead of ext4?

Anyone have any suggestions for me? TIA.

January 1st, 2010, 05:01 PM
Karmic 64 bit will run fine with ext3.

For your grub question, when you are installing the updates, you will be asked what to do about grub, keep the version installed is the option to pick. (I think it will default to that, iirc)

January 1st, 2010, 05:21 PM
If that is how simple this will be then thanks a big bunch!!!

Okay. Hypothetically if I accidentally installed the Grub2 would it be fairly easy to revert back to the older grub?