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  1. #1

    Booting with 2 hard drives

    Help!!! I'm both a hardware and Linux newbie. I have 2 hard drives installed on my computer, one with WinME and one with Fedora 1. I can see both drives with Seagate's DiscWizard but I don't have a clue as to how to configure the computer so that I can boot into either system.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    During the Linux installation, you can normally choose to install a boot loader (which is also the default) so that it allows you to boot into either system. Did you not do that?

    Also, what exactly happens as it is now? If Windows just boots directly, could that be because you installed Windows after you install Linux? It's usually a good idea to install Windows first and then Linux, since Windows overwrites your boot sector when you install it.

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    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    North East England
    please read the tutorial about solving boot problems with grub.


    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Jun 2004
    For solving the dual-boot problem, I've found these references mighty handy:

    Using NTLDR (Windows' boot manager):

    Using GRUB or LILO (Linux boot managers):,39...0265546,00.htm

    Occassionally then contradict each other (I think), which is why it's worth reading more than one.

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