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I want to test MultiPoint Server 2011. Currently, I have a parallel Win 7 / Ubuntu 10.04 installation with grub 2 as boot manager.

Can these two be used parallely to MultiPoint again using grub and what's the most frictionless procedure to get this setup correctly?


edit What I mean with frictionless: MultiPoint Server will certainly just like Windows 7 overwrite the MBR and thus make Grub2 unavailable. I just want to know whether there is something I can do before installation so that afterwards it is easier to restore grub then including MultiPoint, and how to restore Grub.

Also, what will happen to the Windows 7 installation? Can I include both Win 7 and MultiPoint server into the Grub menu?

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@studiohack would you mind clarifying why this is not a real question? I'd simply like to know what I should do before installing MultiPoint server which will certainly overwrite the boot sector and thus disable grub, and whether I can still use win 7 in parallel. –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 14 '11 at 6:00
    
your original question was vague, but you clarified, so I reopened... –  studiohack Mar 14 '11 at 6:06
    
@studiohack thanks, I should have thought of these details –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 14 '11 at 6:08
    
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I'll just quote pjc50's answer at unix.SE:

Some people have been able to get NTLDR to chain to grub: http://stringofthoughts.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/booting-linux-from-ntloader-windows-bootloader/

Although in practice it's easier to use a live CD. I usually do something like:

mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/somewhere # mount the linux partition
chroot /mnt/somewhere bash
mount /proc
grub-install /dev/sda2
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I'll test the installation soon and update the answer then –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 18 '11 at 10:27
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