on my hard drive, I have Archlinux with fully customized GRUB. I want to install Xubuntu 14.04 on other partition. How to disable GRUB installation during Xubuntu installation process?
I think you can install Xubuntu with a Live CD/DVD, and choose to place bootloader on your Xubuntu partition and not where your grub is so grub stays as it is. After you finish installing Xubuntu, you can boot into Archlinux and play with update-grub or better use another Live CD or some USB pendrive with Boot Repair on it to fix your dual-boot configuration. Boot Repair can be written on USB with Unetbootin tool. But you need to make sure you can boot into Archlinux after first reboot when finished with installing Xubuntu.
Oh, also make sure you download the right iso image for Boot Repair, they have iso images for both 32bit and 64bit machines.
Wanted to do the same, I decided to add this answer with captures.
- Open a terminal
tape the following command:
This will open the ubuntu installer program after a few seconds.
Don't close the terminal though.
Now assuming you selected the Something Else option (see below image)
Now, you won't have the option to chose where to install GRUB. Like in this following image.
Instead, that options is removed Like in this next image. So GRUB won't be installed.