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Old 08-01-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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2 hdd any ideeas ?

Hi ! I have recently bought a new hardware and now i have 2 . On the first hardware i have installed slackware and now in the second one i wan`t to install windows . I want a dual boot system but each one on a different hardware . How can i do that ? How can i configure to boot from a hard drive ... with only linux on it ... or the second one with only windows (so are 80 Gb of pure linux and 80 Gb of pure windows ) . What do you think ?
Old 08-01-2006, 07:48 AM   #2
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2 HDDs

Simply install windows on the second hard disk, the firts one had linux.

While booting press F8 (BSS) to select the boot drive.

If the OS is linux (you booted from the first drive) mount the second disk on /mnt using the file system (fat32, ntfs or any).

For the windows no way to mount linux drive as far as I know.

Hope this helps

Tahir Helvaci
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i'd always recommend doing it this way, two oses two drives. nice.


remove the slack drive completely. configure the windows drive as a master, and install windows. make sure it's all work and then revert back to slack as master. boot to slackware and edit your bootloader config. here you need basically lie to windows, so when it boots it thinks it is the master drive as it was when it was set up, even though it's physically running as a slave. under grub it's just a case of adding this:
title WinXP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
to make a new entry for windows. should be that easy.


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