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Old 06-12-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
skinter
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Dual boot (Debian, Windows)


I just put Debian Woody (Gnome 1.4) on a secondary computer and I really enjoy it. The only problem is the computer is... ah... below average. I want to use it more, but the slowness of it is killing me. On this computer I have room for another hard drive, and I thought, "Why not put Debian on this and have a dual boot, so I can see which OS I like more?" I've never tried this, or even know how to begin, so I was wondering if any of you Linux Zealots could help me out. I have the disk to install Debian, and all that, I just need to know what to do, or if it would even be possible to have two hard drives, each with a separate OS, to run on the same mother board. I appreciate any and all suggestions.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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this question has been asked and answered a million times, have a look here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:30 PM   #3
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if you have windows already installed its easy, just install the linux distro and youll be all set... but if your trying to install linux and then install windows... thats where things get a bit tricky
 
Old 06-13-2005, 04:12 AM   #4
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I had windows from start and used the Debian 3.1 network boot. It is an easy process where you just follow the process
 
Old 06-13-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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Yes, that is a brilliant way to go about it. the net-installer is here.
Also, I commend you for using Debian and not it's more flashy little brother Ubuntu. Debian is the real thing.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:36 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! So do I have to put Windows on my other hard drive, and then Debian? Thanks for all the help so far.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:41 PM   #7
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Install Windows first_ then debian. Debian is a better installer as it will set up for you a proper MBR.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 01:06 PM   #8
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Okay, and thanks so much for all your help. Hopefully I'll get it working in no time.
 
  


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