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As far as jumper settings go, consult your motherboard (or SATA/ATA card) manual. Or at least post the model numbers here.
Firstly, set up the IDE disk in the machine and check that you can still boot windows of the SATA. Then you should be able to just boot up on the Linux install disk and install it on the IDE disk. It will need to see the SATA drive in order to install the boot-loader, so you may need to make sure that the distro you're installing has SATA support. But apart from that it should work just as if you were installing any other dual-boot system.
thanks man,set up the ide disk.windows still loads.
have the ide on slave config.
i d like to know if you can boot off a slave or not.
one other thing,the reason i ve an ide is that red hat 9 does not seem to support SATA.so dont think grub will be able to see the SATA drive.
so is there a better option than changing the boot seq. or using a start up disk?
Can you see your SATA drive when you're running linux from the IDE drive?
just install GRUB (or LILO) in the SATA drive's MBR. in grub you add the option for your IDE (linux image) and one for your SATA and off you are