Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

November 11, 2012

ubuntu [bug] wishlist needs support: backup MBR for multi OS install yannubuntu clean-ubiquity, boot-repair

Filed under: bookmarkified,Ubuntu — Sagacious Himself @ 11:07 pm

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/747279

Clean-Ubiquity is a small tool (<100ko), written in Bash, that performs a MBR backup before Ubuntu’s installation. (and links the MBR to the new Linux’s partition UUID).
No visible change for the user.

Licence: GPLv3

Project page : https://launchpad.net/clean-ubiquity

related:

https://launchpad.net/disk-manager

* Automatically detect new partitions at startup.
* Fully manage configuration of filesystem.
* Enable/disable write support for NTFS (needs ntfs-3g installed).
removed from rep in 2009

https://launchpad.net/boot-repair

 

– Repair the boot when an OS does not boot any more (eg. after installing Windows)
– Repair the boot when access to GRUB and any OS is lost (eg. “GRUB rescue” error)
– Allow to reinstall GRUB bootloader easily
– Allow to generate a generic MBR compatible with Windows XP/Vista/Seven/Windows8
– Allow to restore the original bootsector (MBR) if it has been saved by Clean-Ubiquity

Boot-Repair can repair access to : Windows XP, Vista, Seven, Windows8, Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, and other systems compatible with GRUB and Syslinux. Boot-Repair can be installed & used from any type of session (normal session, or live-CD, or live-USB) of Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and derivatives.

 

https://launchpad.net/pingus

Pingus is a free Lemmings(tm)-like puzzle game covered under the GNU GPL. It features currently 91 (22+60+11) playable levels and runs under a wide variety of operating systems (Linux, Windows, MacOSX, etc.)

https://launchpad.net/~yannubuntu

S.H.

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