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I have a desktop with two 40 gig hard drives. On one hard drive I have Windows XP, Fedora Core 5 and Suse 10 installed and working properly. I would ...
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    windows, linux and solaris


    I have a desktop with two 40 gig hard drives. On one hard drive I have Windows XP, Fedora Core 5 and Suse 10 installed and working properly.

    I would like to install Windows 2003 SBS and Solaris 10 on the second hard drive?

    Does anyone know how I can make the system reconize all the distributions.

    Thank you
    Dee

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    I've never worked with two separate hard drives - but I imagine all you have to do is keep the bootloader on the primary and keep the bootloader updated. It should do all the dirty work for you. All you gotta do is power on and pick whatcha feel like playing with.
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    bootloader!
    Lilo? Grub? Windows?!?
    Floppy....?
    Choose your poison

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    There're no probems at all running OSes with grub on multiple hard disks. I have my /boot partition on sda7 (sda is primary HD set in BIOS). I have SUSE on second HD and Gentoo with m$ os on first one.
    All you need to do is to run
    # grub
    > install <insert-your-primary-hard-drive-here>
    Here's my menu.lst:

    Code:
    default 1
    timeout 30
    splashimage=(hd0,6)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    
    title=Gentoo
            root (hd0,6)
            # kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.15-gentoo-r7 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda9 udev vga=791
    
            kernel /boot/kernel root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda9 udev vga=791
            initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.15-gentoo-r7
    
    title=SuSE
            root (hd1,5)
            kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda6 vga=791
            initrd /boot/initrd
    
    #title KANOTIX
    #       root (hd6,66)
    #        kernel /boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet vga=791
    #        initrd /boot/miniroot.gz
    #        boot
    
    title=mustdie
            rootnoverify (hd0,0)
            makeactive
            chainloader +1

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    And there you have it =)
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    Wouldn't it be easier to run these additional OS' in a virtual machine, i.e. VMWare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtmtnbiker98
    Wouldn't it be easier to run these additional OS' in a virtual machine, i.e. VMWare?
    That's cheating :P
    Kidding - I've actually not yet tried that route
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    That's cheating :P
    Kidding - I've actually not yet tried that route
    Nope. You dont get real feel of a system. I accept only real install. Running an OS in VMware is like mastu...
    j/k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by void_false
    Running an OS in VMware is like mastu...
    j/k.
    hah hah hah hah hah
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