I have winxp and win7 on my HD and have just installed the Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop on the HD too.I decided to install boot files on a /boot partition and also install grub not at the MBR and install EasyBCD as a bootloader manager in win7. Here's my hard disk partitions:
/dev/sda1 winxp(ntfs) /dev/sda5 win7(ntfs) /dev/sda6 my other ntfs partition /dev/sda7 /boot /dev/sda8 swap /dev/sda9 /
an i select /dev/sda7 as device for boot loader installation. I followed steps from this article: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/05/22/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-11-04/
but i get a fatal error on installing grub at the final step of ubuntu installation that said:
Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda7 Executing 'grub-install/dev/sda7' failed This is fatal error
how can i solve it? should i reinstall ubuntu or just reinstall grub? is it a bug of ubuntu 11.10 ? can i reinstall grub from a knoppix live cd? I don't have ubuntu live cd.
thank you for helping.