Grub 2.02 beta installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have had a lot of trouble with it. I find it difficult to control the boot process with it. Ubuntu is installed on its partition and it works when I can boot it, but the Grub that came with it is so unreliable that I can't boot it consistently. I'm looking for a boot manager that allows me maximum control of how my computer boots. I would like to be able to manually boot from the Grub command line in addition to the normal menu method. Is there any reason I shouldn't use Grub .97? How do I install Grub .97 or another version on a machine that currently runs only W7?