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Is it possible to dual boot with 2 separate hard drives?
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I do/did w/ XP and vista. the primary drive(XP in my case) has the boot partition and program to ask which OS u want to boot into on it tho.
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Yea, but I dont think it will be the same with vista and linux.
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Yea, but I dont think it will be the same with vista and linux.
i dunno. Ubuntu loads GRUB. Might wanna make sure the linux partition is fat32. That might help, once again tho, dunno...
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It will be fine. As long as the bootloader on your primary boot drive is GRUB you can boot into anything on any disk
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Like has been stated, you need Grub. Lilo will hang up going to a second disk w/windows.
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