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Old 01-12-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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Uninstalling Kubuntu. Keeping GRUB For Ubuntu Install?


Kubuntu does not like my Atheros AR5007EG Wireless card, and I'm hoping that I can find a version of Ubuntu that will be more inclusive and just install KDE.

If I use the Windows Vista disk management tool to delete the Kubuntu partition and install Ubuntu will the GRUB automatically update (or be overwritten) so that I dual-boot correctly?
 
Old 01-12-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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At install, you can tell Ubuntu to install Grub, in which case it will overwrite any previously installed grub, or to leave it alone, in which case ubuntu won't boot at all.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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Hi,

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the only difference between Kubuntu and Ubuntu the Desktop? If that's the case, changing from kubuntu to ubuntu won't solve your problem and putting KDE on top of ubuntu... will give you kubuntu

You're better off looking for a Linux solution to your problem rather than reinstalling your distribution with virtually the same one.

Just my 2c.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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Which version of Kubuntu did you try? Was it the latest (intrepid ibex) version?
 
Old 01-12-2009, 10:39 AM   #5
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I installed whatever the most recent, stable version was about a month ago. I'm assuming it hasn't changed.

I had found a walkthrough, but about 2/3s of the way through I ran into an error that wasn't handled and gave up on it after a couple hours of working on it.

Are there any user friendly versions of Linux that might support my wireless card?
 
Old 01-12-2009, 01:03 PM   #6
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Try Mandriva. It is said to have a good hardware support.
 
  


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