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I've posted a question here that I have a 32bits windows 7 on a dual boot machine with ubuntu 10.04 upgraded to 11.04. From the responses I had from the questions, I decided to reinstall the windows 7 but this time a 64bits version.

I've install the grub on the first section of the HDD on which ubuntu is install, meaning the 2nd Drive.

I still want guidance before I proceed.

What would you suggest me as best way to achieve that without disturbing the boot loading.

thank you for reading this.

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can i have an explanation for the down vote? please explain!! thanks – black sensei May 22 '11 at 14:03
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If you install Windows 7 on the first HDD then you're going to get the Windows 7 Bootloader, and the bootloader on the second HDD will stay intact.

I have the exact same installation as you (Win7 on one drive, and Ubuntu on the other)

What I did was download and install EasyBCD then just create an entry for Ubuntu, this will give you the Grub boot loader when you select the Ubuntu entry.

If you want Grub to boot first then I would suggest booting your Second HDD as the boot device in your BIOS then re-install grub from Ubuntu to get the Windows 7 Bootloader entered into the Grub List.

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thanks for the answer.that brings the question of windows 7 bootloader vs grub. which is preferable, or it just doesn't matter – black sensei May 22 '11 at 13:10
In a way I prefer the Windows 7 one as it's simple, the Grub one can be useful as it provides a detailed list of ways to access your OS. – Sandeep Bansal May 22 '11 at 13:11
ok thanks for your answer ;) – black sensei May 22 '11 at 13:57

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