Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by nicklovgren, Feb 12, 2006.
i'm running dual OS win XP/Linux Ubuntu
so how do i set up dual OS on different hard drives.....
Maybe, just maybe .. install second OS on second hdd instead of on same hdd.
Actually, the way I do it is put win/lin on two partitions on primary hdd, then use a whole second hdd for /home.
I do it something like this:
hda1 - /media/windows
hda2 - /
hda3 - swap
hdb1 - /home
Windows should be installed first on the primary disk. Install linux as the second OS. Grub will detect the windows install. If you want to install linux on the second harddrive, put it on hdb instead of hda. If they're sata drives, they may be sda / sdb.
i want it on two different hard drives....i know how to do it on one hard drive....
but ok.....so it will still come to the boot screen where you choose the OS
Yes, it will basically install GRUB to the master boot record of the primary hdd. GRUB will give you the boot choices.
so when i go to install linux it will ask what drive to install from
and can i use a slave
The nice thing about linux is it will usually let you install on just about any hdd or partitions you want. You have a lot of freedom there, especially with a distro as flexible as ubuntu. When you run the installer, it gives you the option to let it automatically take care of things or do it manually. Choose manual so you can get a look at what your options are and set things how you want.
awsome....thanks for the help
Ok. I got a question on this.
I'm gonna jack this thread for a minute.
I'm running XP and FC4(in the middle of installing). I had it up and running before, dual boot no problem. XP crashed, and dumbass me didn't backup my grub.conf file issed:
Here's my current PC setup.
hdb -> only 1 partition, and it has XP
hda -> 2 partitions, 1 is formatted fat32(so I can xfer files between Fedora and XP) and the other is the Fedora install
So, here's what my grub.conf file looks like.
(hd0 is linux, hd1 is XP)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
That worked before, but not now. Any suggestions?
Ok. So I figured it out.
When you're running the FC4 installer, it'll ask what other OS to load etc.
I hit the adv. boot loader options, changed the xp drive to #1 boot instead of #2, and now my dual boot works!.