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Why does GRUB load after I select my Ubuntu Partition from Windows Boot Manager?

Why does GRUB load after I select my Ubuntu Partition from Windows Boot Manager?

So first of all I'm running Windows 7 on one drive, and Ubuntu 9.04 on another. I downloaded and installed Easy BCD 2.0, which I have to say is an excellent piece of software. I used to have grub as my boot manager, but when I installed Windows 7 I lost grub and so I tried using Easy BCD to just use the Windows 7 boot manager to get Linux working.

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"According to the Easy BCD Documentation this is how it is intended to work. I suspect the windows boot manager doesn't know how to load Linux kernels and initial ram disks, so grub is necessary.

Your best bet to make it look like it's not using grub. How you do this depends on the version of grub you are using. For ubuntu 9.04 or earlier set the hiddenmenu option in your menu.lst. For later use the magic incantation here. you could also make the timeout shorter so that it boots quicker."