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Old 05-01-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question DUAL-boooot potential??

Hello been away from here a LONG while !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am considering making my Suse9.2 system a DUAL BOOT <2 ,Linux distros) system.

I have SUSE 9.2 as my hd0 and had HD1 (a winXP drive) as well-it worked fine for 2 years or so!!!!!!!

Recently my hd1 died out(slow whineing noise) , and I replaced it,with a blank Linux formatted drive .

GRUB (located on hd0) still operates Ok -even though it cannot find windows .

Would using any Recent distro make the GRUB that is incorporated in Suse 9.2 -malfunction or be more awkward than I need it to be???
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I stopped using Suse Linux 9.2 over five years ago on my Desktop because it hadn't had any support for several years. See the link below:

If you install a different Linux on the second hard drive, you can install the bootloader either to its root partition or the master boot record of the second drive. With the latter option, you would then select that drive to boot from the BIOS. With the first option, you could manually create an entry in the Suse Linux menu.lst file to boot the new Linux. A chainload entry would be the simplest. If you arent' sure which Linux to use, take a look at distrowatch which has links to numerous Linux distributions. While you are on any site, make sure you check the minimum hardware requirements and compare that to your hardware.


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