Windows 7 Hosed my Boot Record

January 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

Last weekend I finally decided to give the Windows 7 beta a try. I've got three hard drives in my computer. Drive 1 has Windows 2000 and Ubuntu 8.04 on it. The Grub boot loader is on the master boot record to select the OS at boot time. Drive 2 is set up as a storage drive. Drive 3 is set up with a large storage partition along with a 20 GB boot partition that had Fedora 10 on it. I purposely had this set up separately for testing. It requires changing the boot order in the BIOS in order to use it. This seemed like the perfect place to install Windows 7 to try it out. Read more