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Old 10-09-2007, 01:28 AM   #1
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Linux install - 2nd SATA HDD

Hi Folks

I have a WIN Xp system with 2 160Gb hdds WIN XP is on the 1st PATA HDD and the 2nd Drive is currently blank.

I have had issues before (long time ago) with linux and large HDD and the position of Partitions etc which caused heaps of MBR issues. Is this still the case or are the bootloaders much better at sorting themselves out?

I would have moved my XP system to the SATA but each time I did this I had problems with linked directories not working so I'm stuck with XP on PATA and SATA as the secondary HDD

Any help appreciated - Also haven't decided on a distro yet any suggestions?

Sorry if this has already been posted


Old 10-09-2007, 03:31 AM   #2
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just install linux to the SATA and it should automatically detect windows xp depending on the distro but if you can't boot windows, then you can just ask us and we can help you


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