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I hope you can help pointing me in the right direction with this.

I currently have a dual-boot setup (I don't use Windows much, but i need it sometimes). I want to install an ssd drive in place of the dvd drive - and keep my current HDD.

When I proceed with the installation of Ubuntu on my new ssd, will GRUB recognise the operating systems on the hdd? Where will grub be installed?

Thanks for reading :)

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GRUB will install to /dev/sda unless you make it go elsewhere. Looking for answer to your other question. – K7AAY Jan 9 '14 at 0:54
Look at… and scroll down to REPAIRING THE BOOT - so you can manually alter GRUB2 to add an item to point to sdb for Windows if needed. – K7AAY Jan 9 '14 at 1:12

Yes, Ubuntu will recognize your Windows install on the other drive and configure grub to boot it. You can install grub to either drive ( there is a selector in the installer ), and it doesn't matter much as long as your bios is set to boot that drive.

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Thanks a lot! I'm gonna try this out! – alemur Jan 9 '14 at 23:08

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