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I have 2 HDDs (160 GB and 250 GB)
I have a dual boot with Fedora 7 and Win XP.
The GRUB loads from 160 GB drive.
WinXP is in 160 GB HDD 's primary partition.
Fedora is in a logical partition in 250GB HDD.
I want to format the 160GB HDD and the 250 GB HDD cannot boot the linux by itself(as the bootloader is in 160 GB one).
I want to know if I could install GRUB on the 250 GB HDD without disturbing the partition or Fedora installation and be able to boot into Fedora if 250 GB HDD is alone connected ???
Note: Please move to appropriate section if not appropriate here.
This should work as long as you keep the 160GB disk (sda) in the box.
You might also have noted that I set sdb to hd0 and not hd1. That's normal. The first grub line says hd0 is /dev/sdb. If you wanted to set an MBR on both disks, to boot your system, it would have to change but that's another story.
It is actually sdb13 if you can check the fdisk info I gave. I think grub starts counting from 0.
I have some doubts
1) Will I loose my present data?
2) I don't want the 250 GB HDD to depend on 160GB HDD to boot into linux. Can I directly boot into Fedora after this without attaching 160 GB HDD?
3) Can I do this from inside Fedora through Terminal?