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Where does Grub go?

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June 21, 2010 8:46:46 AM

I'm trying to dual boot between 64-bit Windows 7 and Linux Mint 9. Should Grub be installed in the EFI system partition or is there someplace else it should be installed?

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June 21, 2010 6:12:25 PM

On my Linux/Windows laptop I just installed it to /dev/sda and it worked out everything for itself.

Though on my home server GRUB1 worked fine when installed to /dev/sda (GPT drive), while GRUB2 wouldn't boot unless it was installed to /dev/sdb (MSDOS partition table).
June 21, 2010 6:24:37 PM

I tried installing Ubuntu 9.10 to /dev/sda a long time ago. For some reason Linux was the only option listed in the Grub boot menu and when I selected it my computer froze. My computer was no longer able to boot Windows. I could be wrong, but on an EFI system I think the MBR is just there for backwards compatibility. It's sole purpose is to point the computer to the EFI system partition where the boot files are stored.
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June 21, 2010 6:38:49 PM

Hi, if use EFI you need special EFI GRUB!!!
June 22, 2010 6:13:38 AM

I thought the version of Grub included with Linux Mint 9 supported EFI.