Originally posted by Tinkster
Says who? I installed XP onto /dev/hda2 after a complete
Slack install with no problems...
Yup, not only that Lilo and Grub both provide mechanisms to swap hardware ID assignments of drives as well.
E.G. you can install Windows on a primary hard disk, then make the disk a secondary unit after the initial installation. Then GRUB/Lilo can swap the HD hardware ID"s so that when you boot Windows it old drive can appear to be the PRIMARY IDE device (as if it were a master again..).