boot Ubuntu to its own partition, not MBR
I have 3 Hard drives and all OS's are installed as the FIRST hard drive in my system(
Hello, I had posted the same but got moved to another category. I am re-posting it with more info, thanks.
I have the 2nd disk with 2 partitions on it already; HP_Recovery and Windows XP. I have room for a third partition (100 GB) and want to install Ubuntu 11.10. Problem is I want the boot-loader and boot sector for Ubuntu to be in its own partition, NOT in the MBR. I have a boot manager (Boot-US) that will choose my operating systems (Win7, Winxp, Winxp Recovery, Ubuntu, and a common data drive [not boot-able]) while the boot manager hides the partition information of the other OS's. Its important so Windoz doesn't overwrite the other while booting and thinking it is the first hard drive in the system.
The problem with Ubuntu 11.10, it wants to write the boot info in the MBR. I want it to write the boot stuff to its own partition.
How do I do this?
I have read the document: https:/
If all fails, then I will be forced to put in the 4th hard drive and use it all for Ubuntu 11.10 and no partitions except for the swap; not so GREEN idea.
If someone suggest to install Ubuntu manually, please tell me how or where to get this info.