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Old 08-27-2008, 06:19 AM   #1
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extra hard drive = new computer


I've been using Linux on a Dell Laptop. One very handy feature is that this and most other laptops allow you to remove and replace the hard drive. This allows me to have 3 seperate hard drives. I purchased the extra drives and kits to mount them. I only use one at a time.

One is for XP. One is for Linux with svga and a buch of C programs I don't want to loose and one is for messing around with 2.6 and new kernels. No mater how much I screw up the other drives don't get corrupted and they change with one screw and then plug in.

Thus in effect I have 3 computers.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-27-2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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I've been using Linux on a Dell Laptop. One very handy feature is that this and most other laptops allow you to remove and replace the hard drive. This allows me to have 3 seperate hard drives. I purchased the extra drives and kits to mount them. I only use one at a time.

One is for XP. One is for Linux with svga and a buch of C programs I don't want to loose and one is for messing around with 2.6 and new kernels. No mater how much I screw up the other drives don't get corrupted and they change with one screw and then plug in.

Thus in effect I have 3 computers.

Hope this helps.
Technically you still have 1 computer, but 3 operating systems.
 
Old 08-27-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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There is a finite risk involved in handling the hard drives. Be sure to have all important data backed up.
 
  


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