Problems creating a dual boot WinXP (Win7) & Fedora Core9 on HP XW6400
I am not a complete Linux newbie, but not a total expert either. I do have a special case goin' on:
Used HP xw6400 with 4Gb RAM & 2x 2.33Gb Intel Dual Core procs.
The machine came w/3-drives. 1-80Gb SATA, installed, 1-80Gb SATA (not installed)and 1-250IDE (not installed). Currently, XP-pro(32bit) is on one of the 80Gb SATA drives. Both SATA drives are formatted NTFS
The goal is to set it up w/ Win7(64) on one of the SATA drives, 64-bit Fedora Core 9 on the other SATA, and the 250 IDE as a common access data drive.
I don't know how the IDE drive is formatted. The machine attempts to boot from it,when connected, and obviously, there's no OS on it.
Yes, I know FC9 is old, but it's a sync thing w/ an animation studio, and Win7 is to stay in sync with a school where I teach. (they are running Vista64, and will be switching soon).
Help! Here are the questions:
1) How do I get the BIOS to recognize the IDE as something other than a 'master'? (jumper is set for 'slave', but it still tries to boot)
2) Can Linux be mounted on NTFS? I need the larger file sizes (over 4Gb) that NTFS allows.
3) Can I use the IDE as a data drive for both OS?
Any help is appreciated.