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Currently I have one HDD, dual booting xp and mandy. Let's say this is HDD1. HDD1 is connected to the primary master IDE. I also have one CD burner (ROM1), connected to secondary master.
Recently I got my hands on a second HDD (HDD2), and a second CD ROM (ROM2). I would like to install xp and linux on HDD2 as well, so that I will have four bootable partitions. I would also want to install the second CD ROM for faster CD to CD copying.
Now the question is, how do I do this? Which IDE setting should each device go? I've heard that a slave drive won't be bootable, but others say that Bootmagic (which I have) can do the trick.
Basically I have two options, and I need comments: