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Old 05-12-2006, 11:22 PM   #1
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WinXP on one physical drive and SUSE 10 on another physical drive

I've done a dual boot before, i'm just curious as to will i get the same grub boot loader screen if i have suse on one physical drive and win xp on another physical drive as opposed to same drive different partitions....

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the bootloader that will be loaded when the computer starts will be the one that is installed on the partition that the computer boots to, as set in the bios.
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...will i get the same grub boot loader screen...
Basically, yes.
Actually the GRUB screen does not always look exactly the same between version and distros.
What is your concern?
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I was concerned as to what to expect when loading linux on a different drive as opposed to a different partition, I hate reloading WinXP and getting it to where I like it

just wanted to know what to expect thats all, thanks everybody!
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to avoid issues with the Windows install, consider putting grub on a floppy.

I recommend using two drive in a different way:

1st drive--partitioned to install the OSes and their applications.
2nd drive--formatted FAT32 and used for shared data---A FAT32 partition is easily seen by both Windows and Linux.


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