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Hello! My PC currently has a 200GB HDD, dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu 5.10 (64-bit). I have recently aquired another 200GB HDD and I want to put Windows and ...
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    Stupid Question, dual booting with seperate HDD's.


    Hello!

    My PC currently has a 200GB HDD, dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu 5.10 (64-bit). I have recently aquired another 200GB HDD and I want to put Windows and Linux on seperate drives. How do I go about doing this?

    Many Thanks!!

    Martin

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    ok, first you should back up any important data. then install windows and use it to format the first drive and install it. then install ubuntu and tell it to install GRUB to the MBR. it MUST be the MBR, i've seen problems reported when it's installed to the second hard drive. if you want, then you could consider making a grub partition on the first harddrive and don't let windows use that. it could help with any troubles, but might cause more problems. i've never tried either to be honest. if you're lucky it might work

    oh and the only stupid question is the one you don't ask
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Right, so it's the basically the same as installing on a single drive.... Thanks!!

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