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    can we add Windows to linux (FC6) bot loader after we install it ?


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    can we add a windows installation (a windows which is installed and can boot the system from its partition) to linux boot loader ?
    I want to install Linux on my secondary hard disk and then add windows partition to its boot loader , i do not want linux to write its boot stuff on my windows hard disk and its boot driver.

    my plan is :

    -remove windows hard disk
    -install linux on secondary disk
    now both of this hard disk are bootable
    -add windows hard disk to computer
    4-add windows OS to linux boot loader

    is it do able (i mean option 4)?
    thanks

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    Yes you absolutely can. It is done very frequently (I myself in fact do this) and is commonly referred to as dual-booting.

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    FYI, there is a dual-booting tutorial on this site somewhere that will give you a step-by-step, easy-as-pie way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legolas
    my plan is :

    -remove windows hard disk
    -install linux on secondary disk
    now both of this hard disk are bootable
    -add windows hard disk to computer
    4-add windows OS to linux boot loader

    is it do able (i mean option 4)?
    thanks
    correct ! connect Linux disk as primary and windows disk as secondry. add entries in grub.conf and device.map files...check this thread for complete details.




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