Linux on another Drive?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Mainframeguy, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Hey there slackware dudes ;) !

    I just came by an old 20GB HD from an old machine and slapped it into a spare bay on another machine. This has XP Pro presently on it's primary boot disc - but I like the idea of formatting this slave and then slapping a Linux distro on there as an alternative to play with....

    But I am thinking I bet it likes to play from the C: drive only....

    Can anyone advise a good distro for installing on another drive to make my rig dual bootable? Anything else to look out for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You can install linux on a secondary drive, that's no problem, you just have to make sure that your boot loader (Be it the NT Loader or Lilo, grub, etc) is able to point at the linux boot sector.. where ever that may be.
     
  3. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    It'll work on a second partition fine. Just point the bootloader to the right partition/drive as speedy_b has said and you should be good to go.
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Downloading a SuSe ISO - going to play with it later in week I expect :)