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[Bug 700526] Re: RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows: Alt. Install Instructions For Overwriting Boot-loader No Longer Work


Thanks for your report!

Please note that the page in question is a wiki page which anybody can edit - including you. ;-)
Since you seem to know how it should be changed, it would be great if you could fix it.

Due to the nature of the community help wiki, you can't request changes
to it in the form of bug reports.

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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  RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows: Alt. Install Instructions For
  Overwriting Boot-loader No Longer Work

Status in “ubuntu-docs” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

  Using Kubuntu alt-install cd for 10.04 Lucid


  The section on overwriting the windows boot-loader using the alt-
  intstall cd no longer works. I have placed the following message on
  the page, but defer to someone more knowledgeable as to what should
  take its place.

  The GUI Way: Using the Alternate/Install CD and Overwriting the
  Windows bootloader


  After re-initializing your mount points and other options, and after
  writing the changes to disk, system files are automatically installed.
  Each time I have tried this an error is thrown that busybox-initramfs
  could not be installed (I assume because a newer version exists - but
  I dont' know. This error MIGHT be avoided if one has internet access,
  again, I don't know). The error aborts the installation of system
  files, and returns you to the menu. If you then select to install the
  grub boot-loader, it too, errors-out because the installation of
  system files did not complete. You are stuck in a loop. Unless you
  know some bash-magic to bypass this impass, your only alternative (you
  will be unable to boot into your system now), is to return to the
  partitioner, reformat, and reinstall from scratch.

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