First off, no Windows is involved, and no, it's not UEFI.
I have 6 different flavors of Linux running on this old laptop, one of those distros is the only one I trust to manage the bootloader, I don't need a new bootloader I'll go in an add Ubuntu manually after install.
Calamares is an awesome installer that gives you the choice to not install a bootloader, that appears to be absent in the Ubuntu installer, I looked everywhere, but I couldn't find it. Surely you can install Ubuntu without a bootloader. No, I'm not going to back up the MBR and reinstall it etc.
So my questions are:
- Is there a proper linux way to start the installer with a command line that does this?
- Or, until a fix is available, should I just install the darn thing in the Ubuntu partition?