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    Is the MBR/GRUB installed to the hard drive with highest priority (0) or is it installed to the same hard drive as linux during the installation?

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    Most distros will give you a choice of whether to install the bootloader on the Linux disk/partition or the MBR (the primary disk's boot sector). If you weren't given this choice (or if you just picked whatever was recommended), it probably installed to the MBR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelmo
    Most distros will give you a choice of whether to install the bootloader on the Linux disk/partition or the MBR (the primary disk's boot sector). If you weren't given this choice (or if you just picked whatever was recommended), it probably installed to the MBR.
    Which would be best to do with windows on an 80gig SATA - PRIMRARY and going to put linux on 40gig IDE?

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    Generally, it's best to put Grub on the master boot record. That way, any time you boot from the hard disk (which is the norm for most people most of the time), Grub will give you the option of booting any OS you have installed.

    You would only want to put Grub on the Linux disk/partition if your current boot loader supports choosing between all of the operating systems you're installing.
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    Thanks, I'll try it.

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