Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB?
Bonus Question: Is there an easy way to install linux to my /dev/sda and put windows 7 on my /dev/sdb/?
I had been using Linux as my primary OS, but needed some software that is Windows only, so I want to dual-boot. I have a laptop that has a small (60gb) ssd that is the /dev/sda/ drive.
It was originally used as cache drive for the larger hdd (/dev/sdb/), but when I switch to just Linux, I formatted the ssd and was using it as the OS drive. I would love to just have Linux installed on the ssd and windows on the separate hdd, but that sounds complicated. Anyway, here is what I am aiming for.
/dev/sda/ 1 Partition (Windows System Partition) - NTFS - this gets installed by default when I install windows 7 first. Free Space /dev/sdb/ 1 Partition - NTFS - Windows OS 2 Partition - EXT4 - Mount / 3 Partition - Swap 4 Partition - EXT4 - Mount /home
Device for boot loader installation - /dev/sda (this causes me to boot directly into Linux Mint, no GRUB)
Device for boot loader installation - /dev/sdb (this causes me to boot directly into Windows 7, no GRUB or windows equivilant)
I really appreciate the help!