new hard drive for dual booting?
I run Red Hat Linux 9.0 in stand-alone mode on my home PC, and I'm very happy with it, but I've been thinking of going to dual-boot with Windows (*sigh*), just because of those two or three things I might actually want to use Windows for.
I understand that installing Windows after Linux can be tricky, so I'm considering instead buying another hard drive, setting my current drive to be a slave drive, and then installing Windows and an up-to-date Linux distro on the new drive, which I'd set as the master drive. Not only does this give me my desired dual-boot configuration, but it seems like an easy way to upgrade my distro as well. Of course, I'd still have RH9.0 and my user data on the original drive, right?
Is there anything wrong with this idea? Will I still able to get to the data on my current drive, even if the OS now identifies it as /dev/hdb ? It almost seems like too easy a solution to be true, so I'd like to know if I'm missing something.