Dual-boot with separate HDDs.

Harish Pillay harish.pillay at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 04:12:08 UTC 2010

> My main Linux box has suffered a motherboard failure. I am contemplating
> just moving the HDD to the XP machine and setting up dual boot.  If this
> isn't satisfactory, then it's a new motherboard.  I could boot by selecting
> the desired disk using BIOS.  Is it possible have GRUB select the OS (disk)
> at boot-up and go from there?

Yes it is possible.  What you may want to do is to make the drive you
are putting into the machine the 1st drive that will boot from.  Then you
can edit the /etc/grub.conf file to add a few more entries to point to the
other drive with XP.


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