Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10
I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed and the 750GB HDD already partitioned three ways (OS, Data, Recovery). I'd like to completely re-partition with Ubuntu, Swap and one Windows partition, but I'm confused at to what is the best way to do this.
I've been told that Windows' bootloader always wants to reside in the MBR. Does this mean I have to install Windows before installing Ubuntu (meaning that Windows is the first partition on the HDD) or can it be done so that it's laid out in the order:
Ubuntu [500GB] > Swap [6GB] > Windows [whatever's left]
I know that if I install Windows after Ubuntu, GRUB will be removed from the MBR, but is it possible then to just re-install GRUB, or will Windows always resist?