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I am running Windows 7. I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu, but minimize risk of something going wrong. In the past I have encountered an issue with the bootloader getting corrupted and having to reformat the whole drive. The magic bootloader recovery tools did not work. Thus, I want to install Ubuntu on a separate drive.

My question is, is it possible to have multiple bootloaders? If install Ubuntu on a clean drive while not having any other drives connected, can I choose which OS to boot by using the motherboard's boot priority (i.e., place Windows disk higher to boot that)?

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closed as off topic by RobM, Zoredache, Dave M, Michael Hampton, chutz Feb 17 '13 at 2:13

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You should use WUBI if you want to minimise the risk.

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