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TB0NE: generally, you can always count on being wrong (soon, if not at the time) if you claim something CANNOT BE DONE in this crowd. There is almost always someone who HAS made it work, if WILL (if only because you said they cannot) and is smart enough to find a way. In this case, the problem is an old one and was solved back when LILO was common and GRUB was new: we just do not run into it as often these days. I must agree with you about one thing: installing windows first, then linux (which is smart enough to notice and allow for Windows) and its (smarter) boot loader is DEFINATELY the EASIER way!
Oh, please don't misunderstand. I didn't claim it couldn't be done, but merely said that I have not seen it work that way. I didn't doubt anyone's word, since I've done my fair share of things that shouldn't be possible either.