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Old 10-15-2009, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Haven't posted on this board in ages, but it's been good to me in the past.

Just curious who out there is running two or more SATA drives and has the hardware/software solution to selecting which HD @ boot? I want to switch between my Fedora and XP and I haven't done much research in the dual-boot category. (I'd prefer not to partition so I have separate drives)

Just curious who does this and what you have found to work most well.

Just found this, curious what you experts think...

IDEX 300 SATA - Indus Technologies Inc. - IDEX 300 SATA
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Why don't you use the boot manager of Fedora, Grub?
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I wasn't aware it supported booting separate physical drives, only partitions I thought?
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You can configure it to boot from different disks.
Here it is a tutorial to understand Grub. And here you can see how to boot windows from a different disk.
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Haven't posted on this board in ages, but it's been good to me in the past.

Just curious who out there is running two or more SATA drives and has the hardware/software solution to selecting which HD @ boot? I want to switch between my Fedora and XP and I haven't done much research in the dual-boot category. (I'd prefer not to partition so I have separate drives)

Just curious who does this and what you have found to work most well.

Just found this, curious what you experts think...

IDEX 300 SATA - Indus Technologies Inc. - IDEX 300 SATA
I used to have Vista and 7 installed on separate drives and I would just change the boot order in BIOS whenever I wanted to use the other os. It probably isn't the most efficient method as far as time is concerned but it works well.
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