Dual boot installation with two disks
paul at city-fan.org
Thu Dec 2 11:49:07 UTC 2004
A. Lanza wrote:
> Hi list,
> i have one new machine with 2 hard drives and i'd like to install both
> Windows XP and Fedora Linux. 99,9% of the time i use Fedora but,
> unluckily, i still need to have XP installed. Having 2 disks, ¿can i
> install Fedora in one of them and XP in the other? Will i be able to use
> grub to boot the system either from one disk or from another? So far, i
> have only experimented with a 1 hard drive dual installation, and
> everything has been all right. Well... almost ;)
If you've done a 1 drive dual boot system, you should have no trouble at all
with a 2-drive system.
> The reason i've thought doing things this way is because i'd like to
> have one entire drive dedicated to Fedora, keeping XP in the other
> drive. I also would like to install some other distribution, maybe
> dedicating half of the disk space to Fedora and the other half to one
> another. Will i be able to do this?
Yes. You may need to fiddle with bootloader configuration when installing the
second distribution but it shouldn't be a big problem.
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