Originally Posted by mp100
...actually an SSD. Having been encouraged by results on a virtual box (Oracle) I was intending to build another machine and make it purely Linux. But I had an idea. I am envisaging that if I connect a dedicated SSD in place of my Windows one (as drive C: in Windows parlance) I could set that up for Linux just as if I had a dedicated machine. Then if I ever need W7 I could just swap disks again. anyone see problems with that!
As previously stated that would get old and annoying swapping out the drives or just disconnecting the sata cable from one drive to another. We should work smarter not harder.
Why not just dual boot since you want to keep the Windows installation? Set the boot loader to Linux as the default and your cooking with grease.