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Old 12-02-2003, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question Want to dual boot Windows and Linux, BUT on 2 hard drives


I have seen lots of threads for dual booting on one disk, but I have a second hard disk that I want to install on this computer and was wondering if I could run Windows 2000 on it. If so, how can this be accomplished? If this has been asked, you can refer me to the post if it answers the question.

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Old 12-02-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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It can be done easy. The recommended way is to install your Windoze on the C:\
drive as usual.

Then pop the other drive in, and install Linux on it.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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OK. So what I am really going to be concerned about is how to get one or the other to boot once all OSs are installed. When the computer is restarted, I need it to ask me which OS to boot from. If this forum can not answer that piece, I know of another that can.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:13 PM   #4
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Not sure about the other distro's, but redhat installed the Grub boot menu deal.
(Think you could pick lilo or something when installing also...)

It lets you pick which one you want for 'primary' boot, that boots when the timer
runs down, or you can select one of your other OS's.

Couldnt have been easier to setup. Just told the install to not use the C:\ drive, and
to use the entire other drive for the install. Seems to work great.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 10:52 PM   #5
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I have set up my system like what you want to do. I have suse 9 on my primary hard drive and windows xp on my second hard drive. When grub loads, it gives me a menu with the option of choosing linux, windows, and so on. However, when I selected windows, nothing happened--it wouldn't boot. In order to solve this problem, I had to alter the boot/grub/menu.1st a little. This is easy to do in suse--not sure about redhat. Anyway, I opened that file and under the "windows" boot option, I put:

map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot

Now when I select "windows" from the grub menu, windows xp boots up.
Good luck
 
  


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