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First executable of Clean-Ubiquity.

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NAME

cleanubiquitybefore - First executable of Clean-Ubiquity

SYNOPSIS

cleanubiquitybefore

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. cleanubiquitybefore is the first executable of Clean-Ubiquity. It is called by a preseed before the installer is launched. It automatically backups the bootsectors of all disks.

OPTIONS

No command line options.

AUTHORS

Yann MRN <@gmail.com>

SEE ALSO

https://launchpad.net/clean-ubiquity
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