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    Question Should I or should I not...

    Okay, first time posting...very minimal exposure to linux...

    I decided a couple days ago to do a dual boot of XP and Ubuntu 6.10. I didn't want to lose all of the files I have in the ntfs format so I opted to install Ubuntu on a slave disk by itself. All worked well and for the last few days I have been playing with it and installing things. Well, I decided customization of the Gnome desktop was definitely for me and installed Compiz/GL Desktop. Everything was fine until I thought an update to my nVidia driver would be a good idea...bad idea. Screwed up everything. I've changed so many things in .conf files and such, I can't remember how to undo what I've done. The regular desktops go to solid white when I load them...obviously not a good thing. I can only get a working system by using the Gnome Fail-Safe mode.

    So now I'm presented with a problem. I cannot afford to have my XP drive become unrecognizable and since GRUB is over there, I am afraid to attempt a reinstall of Ubuntu. Will the boot loader become confused if I allow the live disk to wipe the slave drive and reinstall Ubuntu? Optionally, is there a way to uninstall compiz and gl desktop fully?

    Suggestions, helpful hints welcome...

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    hi auralfreq,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    i dont know about Compiz or XGL thing but Ubuntu re-install wont create any GRUB problems. installer will install new GRUB and you will have dual boot setup as earlier.

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    Excellent! Thanks for the quick reply and the welcome mat.

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    Linux User cayalee's Avatar
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    compiz/beryl has its own section in ubuntu forums (or did last time i checked) so might be worth checking there for help, as for your dual boot you should be ok, as casper said it should just create a new version of grub and setup as before. if not dont panic 'cos you can fix it dead easy!
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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