I'm trying to ditch my windows desktop and I have a question before I pull the plug. I have 3 physical hard drives in my system. 2 are for mp3s, backup, storage etc. 1 is for the OS. I have converted the 2 backups to FAT32 so that linux can read them, but I don't want to install them right when I install linux.
Call me extra paranoid, but I want them completely removed from my system during the installation and initial configuration so that I don't accidentally screw them up. Later, I want to add these back into the system and mount them so that I have access to my MP3s and backed up data.
Is there any reason why this would be a problem? Is it easy to add/remove hard drives in linux after the initial install?
PS - I'm planning on going with Mandrake. (maybe 10.1 RC1)
Thanks for your time.