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Old 07-26-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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How To Boot A Multi Hard Drive System


okay I have two hard drive one with XP and the other with linux how do I get it so that an option come up as to which one I boot into instead of having to go into bios all the time??
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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You will need a program called a bootloader - It is booted first and lets you choose which OS to boot. I would recommend GRUB but LILO is another option. I'm afraid I don't know how you would configure either of them for 2 drives, but it should be easy enough. There are plenty of documentation and tutorials out there if you google.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:39 PM   #3
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When you installed Linux did you not install a bootloader?
 
Old 07-26-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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yse but see I have a sata and an eide and the bios is set to the sata frist cuz it windows (I use it more) and linux is on the eide
 
Old 07-26-2006, 04:36 PM   #5
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But the mbr should be on the first hdd shouldn't it.
 
  


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