Installation without a bootloader in LM19

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Installation without a bootloader in LM19

Post by Retic1959 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:45 am

Does anyone know if running ubiquity -r will install LM19 without the bootloader as it did in previous versions ?

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Re: Installation without a bootloader in LM19

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:58 pm

I have installed X- and K- ubuntu 18.04 on which LM 19 is based without a bootloader by runningubiquity -b in a terminal.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Installation without a bootloader in LM19

Post by Mute Ant » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 pm

It's quite easy to modify the Live session so that attempts to install GRUB fail quietly...

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sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/grub-install
sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/update-grub
...for example, replaces two important GRUB command binaries with copies of the do-nothing command true.
Data stored in an encrypted volume will only be accessible with the original password. Without this key, all the data will remain scrambled beyond hope of recovery.

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Re: Installation without a bootloader in LM19

Post by Retic1959 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:53 pm

Marziano wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:58 pm
I have installed X- and K- ubuntu 18.04 on which LM 19 is based without a bootloader by runningubiquity -b in a terminal.
Thank you , I installed the LM19 Mate beta using this . Worked perfectly , used the Manjaro grub to boot in , no issues at all .

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Re: Installation without a bootloader in LM19

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:58 pm

Retic1959 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:53 pm
I installed the LM19 Mate beta using this . Worked perfectly , used the Manjaro grub to boot in , no issues at all .
That sounds great! M&M:s in all shapes and colors! I can't just love them enough.
Cheers
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I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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