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I've got a triple boot system with OSX, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently when I boot I get the refit menu first which sees all the partitions nicely, and if I choose os X it works just dandy, but if I choose either linux or win7 it goes to the grub menu and I then have to choose again. Sure it works, but it's tedious.

Now I hear that if I don't want to go to the grub menu when I choose windows, I have to install grub to the boot sector of the linux partition instead of the MBR. I've found a few instructions for how to do this when setting up a system, but not when it's already installed.

Can I move grub without having to reinstall windows and Ubuntu? TIA.

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Are you on a MacBook? –  Mahmoud Al-Qudsi Sep 20 '10 at 11:46
    
both MBP and a desktop macpro. –  stib Nov 3 '11 at 12:51
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You can install GRUB (the stage1 loader) in as many boot records you like (MBR and/or PBR). But to remove it from the MBR you have to overwrite it with something else. So you need to:

  1. Install GRUB somewhere else (where rEFIt can find it).
  2. Point rEFIt to the new GRUB location for loading Linux.
  3. Install some bootloader in MBR for loading Windows only.
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