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Will Windows 7 boot from a partition not on the first partition of the first harddrive? Windows XP was always really picky about that. I'm planning to put it on the 4th partition of the 3rd harddrive, and boot it with GRUB.
 

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As far as I have seen, Windows 7 will boot from wherever it is installed.
In my case, I have a triple boot option with Ubuntu 9.04, Vista x64 and Windows 7, each on a separate partition in my RAID0 array. Windows 7 is on the 2nd partition.
 

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As far as I have seen, Windows 7 will boot from wherever it is installed.
In my case, I have a triple boot option with Ubuntu 9.04, Vista x64 and Windows 7, each on a separate partition in my RAID0 array. Windows 7 is on the 2nd partition.

good deal! and grub has no problem booting win7?

mind posting the entry for windows 7 in your /boot/grub/menu.lst?
 

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For Dual boot (or triple boot, in my case), booting works as follows:

In GRUB, you will have the "standard" 3 rows for Linux. Then, you add the 4th entry for Windows, which will direct you to the standard MBR screen, where I select either Vista or W7.

I have the 4th entry as default in GRUB and Vista as Default in MBR, so if I leave it boot automatically, it will go to Vista.

Once I get home I will post my menu.lst entry
 
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