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Will installing KDE Neon overwrite Ubuntu Grub?

mahawkx
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I am installing KDE Neon. What should I do about Grub installed by Ubuntu? Currently running Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows.

I still want to keep Windows 10. I am planning to format the partition I currently have Ubuntu installed on. Am I required to somehow delete or modify grub before I install KDE Neon? While installing Neon do I have to do something different when going through the installation process? I would like to have grub come up on boot when my PC boots, just like it does now with Ubuntu.
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I have just gone through this exercise. I was dual-booting into Mint and Windows 10. I installed KDEneon on another partition. Yes, it overwrote Grub but my boot menu now includes all three. I did nothing with Grub beforehand.
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Any newly installed distro will overwrite Grub. If you want a particular distro to control Grub, just boot into that distro & in a Terminal run:
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc

This works on all Debian/Ubuntu based Distros.
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Thanks, waynes. That's worthy of a bookmark. ;D
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Thanks for the replies guys. I was able to delete the Ubuntu partitions and then remove the ubuntu grub folder and the boot entries from within windows with cmd prompt. Deleted the ubuntu EFI folder using diskpart and deleted the boot entries using bcdedit.

 
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