Ubuntu – Where to install bootloader for ubuntu/windows dual boot ssd+hdd


I'm brand new to ubuntu, but I've done a lot of research and I'm currently in the middle of installing ubuntu on my laptop. I looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but every answer out there has a setup slightly different to mine so I could not figure it out.

I have 2 hard drives in my laptop, one 250gb ssd (C:) and a 1tb hdd (D: used only for storage). I have windows 8.1 currently installed on the ssd (Im trying to setup a dual boot with windows and ubuntu both on the ssd). The efi partition is also on the ssd. I manually created 3 ubuntu partitions all on the ssd (root, swap, and home).

My question is, where do i install the boot loader? I do not want ubuntu and windows to boot separately, so i was thinking the bootloader should go onto my ssd. The installer defaulted to dev/sda which it says is my 1tb hdd, but I can change it to dev/sdb which it says is my ssd. I'm not exactly sure where windows is booting from, but putting the bootloader on my hdd doesn't really make sense to me. So should I put the bootloader on dev/sda or deb/sdb?

Btw, my laptop is uefi.
Thank you.

Best Answer

Nevermind, I got it to work. I chose dev/sdb as the bootloader install location and everything worked perfectly. Upon reboot, the grub menu appeared and I can boot windows or ubuntu with no problems.

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