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Old 01-26-2006, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey.

I have a spare 20GB drive lying around, and I really want to install Linux on it. Thing is, I'm going to be updating hardware a lot over the next while, and I'm probably going to need to reinstall XP a couple times. And if I did that with both OS's on the same drive, I'd have to reinstall Linux along with it...

So is there any way I can use a separate hard drive for Linux, so that the MBR's of each drive do not affect each other?
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Just unplug the XP disk and install Linux.
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Okay... How would I select from each OS on startup? Through BIOS?
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Yes BIOS. Or the quick boot disk select key if your motherboard supports it. Like on my motherboard I only have to press F11 just after it detects the HDD's and I can select the disk. Does not change default.
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