I dislike grub2 immensely. I have read a procedure for replacing grub2 with grub but am wondering if it is worth the trouble. I multi-boot linux and XP. My main linux distro uses grub so therefore I am able to understand how to edit the menu.lst file. If I want to install a distro for a trial that uses grub2, can I change grub versions before the install or do I have to wait until after the installation? A better question might be, 'how do I keep the new install that uses grub2 from re-writing the MBR and forcing me to boot from a grub2 menu'?