Grub -dual boot related question.
I have the following doubts:
If I am installing Windows in the first partition of my hdd, the MBR will have the Windows boot loader. This part is clear to me. But now, if I am installing Linux for a dualboot environment, where will the GRUB boot loader be loaded by default? (is it to the MBR or the partition where /boot resides?)if it is to the MBR, wont GRUB overwrite the existing contents of MBR, then
If it is not overwriting, how does the "chainloading" concept work?. Could someone explain me the concept of how the MBR contents are preserved during the dual boot process and also pls explain how grub works during a dual boot session. Because, my main thought is, GRUB must be there in the MBR, irrespective of the OSes so that it would produce a menu of options to choose between OSes and ntldr does not have this capability. Thanks
Last edited by saagar; 03-28-2009 at 02:11 PM.