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 Should you do Ubuntu?

"On my system, installing the bootloader caused a few problems. I have one SATA and one IDE hard drive. I use the SATA disk as my primary, and I wanted the bootloader code to be installed onto its master boot record. Ubuntu had different ideas, though. No matter what I tried, it simply refused to install onto the SATA drive. Every time, it would write the bootloader code onto the IDE drive. I Googled and found that others with similar configurations have had the same problem. I finally yanked the IDE drive out of my system, after which Ubuntu finally installed onto the SATA disk. I have installed Mandrakelinux 10.0, SUSE 9.1, Slackware 10, and Fedora Core 2 on exactly the same system without ever having this problem; I don't see why Ubuntu should not work as seamlessly as these distros."

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Oct 16, 2004 )


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