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Old 11-12-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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dual boot linux/winxp on second Partitioned drive

I have two hard drives . on my first hard drive I had/ have win xp x64 and on my second partitioned hard drive I Installed Windows xp x 64 on the second partition. what I am going to do is format the first hard drive. and I am going to install Kubuntu onto the second hard drive on the first partition. Now am I still going to be able to boot both kubuntu and win xp after I format the first hard drive? and if not what am I supposed to do to fix this.

this is what the boot ini looks like( there is no boot ini on my new windows install that is on my second hard drive)

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Old 11-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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I have two HDDs - one with XP and one with Kubuntu. Had XP installed on one drive, installed Kubuntu on the other and Kubuntu automatically set up a dual boot for me - didn't even ask, which is fine as dual boot is what I wanted. Defaults to boot Kubuntu. Sounds pretty much exactly what you are looking at, so go for it.


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