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Old 05-19-2007, 09:10 AM   #1
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Question installing vista upgrade on my windows partion, will GRUB get in the way?

Hi guys I'm a newcomer

I'm about to install Vista ultimate upgrade on my windows partition but before I do, I would like to know if the GRUB loader will get in the way of the installation. I'm kinda hesitant about it.

Will the vista installation overwrite the GRUB bootloader but still allow me to enter vista, or will it just totally mess up the install, making it unable to load into any partition. My windows partition is already on "active" if it helps.

the DVD is in my drive so if anyone can give me an answer soon I would greatly appreciate it.

Old 05-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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A friend of mine installed Vista (though it wasn't an upgrade, but a lean install; I think it works the same way) and what it did was the same what all Windows do: overwrite existing bootloader. If it touches your bootloader (GRUB) it gets overwritten by the Windows Bootloader, after which you need a live-cd or a bootdisk to reinstall GRUB.
Old 05-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #3
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That's a load off my back.

Thanks for the help.


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