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    Question install windows on second hard drive while linux on first hard drive?


    Hey everyone,

    I have a question. I have suse 10.1 installed on my dell, but i would like to buy a second hard drive and install vista on that one. How would i set this up so i am still able to chose which os to boot into on the startup screen.

    thanks a lot in advance,
    tom

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    Well I'm not quite particularly sure whether it could work like this, but if I'm not mistaken this is how you'd go about it (roughly).

    >>> Install Vista to your second HDD, now you won't be able to boot into Suse because Vista replaced your bootloader in the MBR (Master Boot Record)

    >>> Boot from a LiveCD, mount your SuSE partition and chroot to it then run 'grub-install /dev/sda or /dev/hda' depending if you have a SATA HDD or not. (NOTE I'm NOT SURE THIS WORKS WITH SUSE, I tried it on Ubuntu). Now you can reboot into Suse from Grub as it should be installed now and then you can add Vista to the grub menu.lst [Someone correct me if I'm wrong ]

    Alternatively it might have been better to have Windows installed first and then install suse so grub can automatically detect your windows installation and have it added to the boot menu in grub.

    Someone else might be of better help for you

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    Section A of this thread refers. It will work for Vista.

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    Hey everyone,

    I have a question. I have suse 10.1 installed on my dell, but i would like to buy a second hard drive and install vista on that one. How would i set this up so i am still able to chose which os to boot into on the startup screen.

    thanks a lot in advance,
    tom
    hi wickster !!

    install Vista in Second Harddisk and add an entry for it in SuSe Boot Loader. check this thread. edit 'menu.lst' file instead of 'grub.conf'.





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    i will try these out....

    THANKS A BUNCH
    tom

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    dont forget to unplug SuSe harddisk during Vista installation. when installation completes, plug in SuSe Disk as Primary Master and Vista DIsk as Secondary and follow instructions from the link i already posted.





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