From newbie to newbie... in noob terms...
a) Install you windows FIRST...
b) It will save you alot of troubles to install your windows in FAT32, will save you trouble getting your linux to read/write to the HD where windows was installed.
c) when you install linux, installed in the second HD ('hdb' in linux lingo)
d) during linux install you will be given the option to install a 'boot loader' (LILO or Grub) this allow you to have a menu at boot for you to chose Win or Linux . The boot loader can be set to boot the OS of your choice by default
Linux will be aware of the existance of Windows... but Win.. is totally ignorant and will never know Linux exist in that machine.
There is ways to have different HD's configurations... but they are not easy to achieve for newbies.
PS. You dont need to unplug any HD during installation of Windows. When you install you Linux you will get the option to partition and format the second HD in the Linux way.
Last edited by Qucho; 04-14-2004 at 06:43 AM.