newbie question - grub

Christopher Stamper christopherstamper at
Sat Sep 13 21:02:52 BST 2008

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 3:57 PM, raszobbi <raszobbi at> wrote:

> previously when it used to fail, most of the time i think i was trying
> to  install it on the same disk as the os, since i have 3 disks, 3 OSes,
> but use their own bootloader and just change the boot device from bios
> or menu if i need to change, since i stick to one os in long phases and
> don't need to change so often. also makes it easier to make changes to
> one disk without messing up other boot loaders.
> this time i just let it go on its own, and it found windows loader on
> first disk, and it added it to grub
>  menu. i have first IDE drive as boot in bios and dual boot in grub now.
> I can live with this.
> thanks for your reply. if not wasting your time, could you confirm this
> is the case ? for futher ref..

I'm not completely sure exactly what you did...

Normally, though, it is best to let it find the OS's and install GRUB where
it wants to (MBR).

At any rate, GRUB needs to be installed on the first primary boot disk.
Otherwise it won't boot. Somewhere in BIOS you should be able to change boot
order, or just install it on the first disk's MBR.

Hope this helps.

Christopher Stamper

Email: christopherstamper at
Skype: cdstamper
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