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Old 03-08-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
elmarsadice
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booting multiple harddrives


I think this is the right forum for this question. I am in the process of learning to use linux and have obtained several applications and am on the verge of building a linuxfromscratch system. I have BasicLinux (BL-350)installed and use a Knoppix 6.0.x liveCD. I am running a i486 box with two hd's in trays, one cdrom, one cdrw, and a floppy drive. Now the question. I would like a setup where when I start the machine, the screen shows all the drives and partitions available and allows me to choose which drive I want to boot. The idea being that I can have as many drives and partitions and distributions available as I wish and be able to boot the one I wish to play with. This is just a learning experience for me and I am requesting your help in finding instructions on how to do this. Your help is appreciated in advance.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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I think this is the right forum for this question. I am in the process of learning to use linux and have obtained several applications and am on the verge of building a linuxfromscratch system. I have BasicLinux (BL-350)installed and use a Knoppix 6.0.x liveCD. I am running a i486 box with two hd's in trays, one cdrom, one cdrw, and a floppy drive. Now the question. I would like a setup where when I start the machine, the screen shows all the drives and partitions available and allows me to choose which drive I want to boot. The idea being that I can have as many drives and partitions and distributions available as I wish and be able to boot the one I wish to play with. This is just a learning experience for me and I am requesting your help in finding instructions on how to do this. Your help is appreciated in advance.
In short if you do not change the order of the Hard drives during installation and using the distros there is no problems at all
The problems start if you start changing the connection of the hard drives to youŕe MOBO .
GRUB can load distros over several HDs and paritions
 
Old 03-10-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I could put GRUB on a Floppy or CD and boot from that. I don't want to be dependent on any one particular hard drive for the boot partition. Thanks again, I think you put me on track.
 
  


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