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    Fedora on second drive


    So if Vista is already installed on first drive, and I want to dual boot fedora linux on second drive, do I install GRUB on MBR or boot partition? Do I just select the option on the Fedora installation GUI, or do I need to copy the boot record to the first drive?

    Also, do I need to change the switch on the second drive in regards to master/slave?

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Best and safest way is, Unplug Vista Hard disk and plug-in other disk as Master, Install Fedora in it. Plug-in Vista disk as Secondary after Fedora Installation.
    Add an entry of Vista in Fedora's GRUB for dual boot setup. Thats pretty easy. Boot up Fedora, login as root and open /boot/grub/grub.conf file.
    Add this code at the end of file:
    Code:
    title Windows Vista
         rootnoverify (hd1,0)
         map (hd0)  (hd1)
         map (hd1)  (hd0)
         chainloader +
    Save file and reboot machine.
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