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Second executable of Clean-Ubiquity.

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NAME

cleanubiquityafter - Second executable of Clean-Ubiquity

SYNOPSIS

cleanubiquityafter

DESCRIPTION

Clean-Ubiquity is an addon for Ubiquity. It automatically performs a backup of the boot‐ sector that is altered by Ubiquity, and links it with the UUID of the new OS. This can be extremely useful if the computer is MBR-locked. MBR-lock is a system that can be found on some OEM computers with pre-installed Windows. It is (was?) put in place by some manufacturers in order to fight against Windows piracy, by preventing or making dif‐ ficult the use of a Windows with a different version from the one that was originally on the computer. MBR-lock is now forbidden in some countries (e.g. France), so it should not be on recent computers. Basically, this system uses data written on the motherboard and/or the MBR. If the MBR has been altered (e.g. by GRUB), this system will detect it and pre‐ vent Windows (or the entire computer) to boot. Clean-Ubiquity needs 2 preseeds integrated during the ISO building. cleanubiquityafter is the second and last executable of Clean-Ubiquity. It is called by a preseed after the new Linux installation is finished. It backups the bootsector of the disk that was altered by the installation. It also links the backup to the UUID of the partition.

OPTIONS

No command line options.

AUTHORS

Yann MRN <@gmail.com>

SEE ALSO

https://launchpad.net/clean-ubiquity
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