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dual boot with 2 drives
I have another 250 gig pata drive that I want to use as a knoppmyth drive and do a kinda triboot, but didn't know how to go about editing grub to do that either.
Imagine my surprise when a friend came over and said "oh thats easy, just hit F8 during boot up and choose which drive you want to boot from". Could it really be that easy? YEP! I feel dumb.
So, just in case there is anyone out there that wants to know, I hope this helps.
Now if I could just figure out how to edit grub!Alienware M17
Dual ATI 3870 512Mb ram each
intel 5300 wireless
SATA and PATA combination creates problems sometimes.
install other Linux distro in PATA disk and
* install GRUB in MBR of PATA disk. in this way, you have to press F8 key at startup, change boot order to boot up from SATA or PATA disk.
* install GRUB in boot sector of PATA disk. edit /boot/grub/menu.lst file of Ubuntu to add an entry of other distro. you have to edit device.map file too.
i prefer second method coz i find changing boot order every time is a bit cumbersome.
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