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Replacing Ubuntu with Fedora

asked 2016-09-01 14:49:30 -0500

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I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my laptop. I'm wondering if I can simply install Fedora over Ubuntu (by installing it on the partition i've set for Ubuntu). My concern with this is GRUB's configuration and how it might affect dual booting with Windows. Will the Fedora installer automatically update GRUB?

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answered 2016-09-01 16:06:33 -0500

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When you install Fedora over the Partition that was set for Ubuntu, Fedora will simply overwrite the existing Grub configuration. So dual-booting with Windows 10 should work as usual.

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answered 2016-09-01 18:54:47 -0500

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You sure can. Just select the disk/partition you have Fedora on! I distro-hop semi-frequently and it has yet to fail me. I have a dedicated disk for my Linux boots.

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answered 2016-09-01 15:57:25 -0500

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Ubuntu and Fedora uses different package managers. Ubuntu uses apt-get to fetch .deb packages, while Fedora uses dnf to fetch .rpm packages. I'd suggest a fresh install. So in a way, GRUB would be the least of your worries.

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