Originally posted by terek
Just thought I would post on this but bear in mind I am not an expert. I was told by friends at work if you ever install Linux and Windows on the same machine, to always install Windows first due to the possibility of Microsoft um... accidentally... um messing up Grub or Lilo or whatever it is so you can only boot Windows.
I am witholding any accusations towards Microsoft on this one.
Well, you can install Linux first but the problem is that Windows will overwrite the MBR everytime you install it.
So by installing Windows first, then Linux, you allow Linux to install the boot loader and its just less painful in the long run.