I want to set-up a multi-boot-machine with win7 for work, win7 for games and ubuntu in addition. The old-school-way was creating three primary-partitions for the three OSses and installing grub as bootloader. Grub then switches the boot-flag and the hidden flag of the partitions, depending on the OS-choice in the menu.
I already installed Vista on partition 2, win7 on partition 1 and ubuntu on partition 3. My problem is that vista can't get bootet anymore, after win7 was installed on partition 1. When I try to chainload vista, bootmgr and /boot are missing on partition 2. I guess win7 removed vista's boot-ability.
Since I don't wanna keep vista anyway, I decided to replace vista on partition 2 with another win7-install. Now I'm afraid if I installed win7 on partition 2, partition 1 was not bootable anymore. So is there any way making this setup possible nevertheless?
The whole hdd is mbr, not gpt. Reinstalling grub was no problem after win7-installation. I just need to know how to stop win7-setup fiddling around with the boot-process.
Edited by whocares, 03 April 2017 - 08:31 PM.