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Old 04-19-2002, 05:48 PM   #1
Oraee
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Question 2 Hdds and duel boot


I have to switch between linux and windows often, and on my new system I dont really want to take the messy route of partitioning my drives (yes i know i can partition it for duel boot, thats not the question...) so is there a way for me to have windows boot off 1 disk and mandrake 8.2 off another?
Thanks lot!
Oraee

Edit: Im prettynew to linux, so easy on the fancy words and the like..

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Old 04-19-2002, 06:03 PM   #2
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i don't understand u in this:

to have windows boot off 1 disk and mandrake 8.2 off another

can u explain what u want plz
 
Old 04-19-2002, 06:06 PM   #3
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to have windows boot off 1 disk and mandrake 8.2 off another
 
Old 04-19-2002, 06:18 PM   #4
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It's very easy. It's basically the same as dual booting a single drive w/o the mixing of win/lin partitions. Usually it's better to have win on your 1st hd (drive 0). Your second hd you can format as one large primary partition, or as 1 large extended, to keep things simple.
Probably the most difficult decision will be deciding how to boot your system (e.g., floppy, lilo, grub or other; floppy being the simplest).
Check out the HOWTOs at the Linux Doc Project (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/categories.html) & also the docs at Mandrake User (http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/index.html). They provide a great intro to Linux.
Just be sure you're installing onto the right drive (you know how Linux labels drives right?).
 
Old 04-19-2002, 06:32 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot for the help!
 
Old 04-19-2002, 06:54 PM   #6
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Unhappy ok

i got it but to late to help u

hope i can help later
 
  


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