Can I separately install a third party boot loader which can boot both Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) . I want to use a boot loader other than the boot loaders which come with these operating systems. I am trying this out of curiosity. Please suggest some strong and stable boot loaders.
I'm seeing that a lot of people like EasyBCD
This wikipedia page gives you a huge number of boot loaders and their features.
I really like BootItNG (http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-next-generation.htm). Makes it easy to setup multiboot partitions that are isolated from each other.
Of course you can. As Giles said, Ubuntu comes with Grub2, and will automatically detect other operating systems. See Grub2 - Community Ubuntu Documentation :
- Automated searches for other operating systems, such as Windows