Having been very happy with 14.04 I recently installed 16.04 in a new partition (/dev/sd9). Both share /home (/dev/sda6) in a separate partition so I will not be losing my data if I delete 14.04 partition (/dev/sda5) . However will Grub2 be OK with this and will I be able to continue to boot 16.04 successfully.

Here's the partitioning of my SSD (Yes W10 is there having been on my ZenBook when I bought it). GParted and here's the Grub2 list at boot. enter image description here


The grub boot loader lives as I can see from the photo you've provided on sda1 (EFI system partition). Unless you manually uninstalled grub from your 16.04 install or expressly chose during installation to not install grub at all you should be fine, provided you copy your 14.04 /boot/grub/grub.cfg to your 16.04 install (same directory) or generate another with update-grub (from 16.04).

  • Thanks. I installed 16.04 after making space for a new partition to hold it while retaining /home. – Welshmike Aug 25 '16 at 10:36

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