I'm somewhat of a newbie,
although I've played with a number of distros over the last few years. My "Play" computer has two physical drives. The first has Windows and the second is for whatever linux distro I'm checking out. In the MBR on the first drive I have BootMagic (that I got when i bought Partition Magic a few years ago.) I like it and I want to keep it.
This means that I have to have grub install to the boot sector of the second physical drive, then point BootMagic to it.
All the other distros I've tried allowed me to select where to install grub, but not Ubuntu or Mint (according to the documentation, at least).
Question 1: Why is this? Is this a deliberate choice, or is it just a design oversite?
Question 2: Is there a way to do what I want to do?