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dual boot changing 2nd os from xp to linux

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I got this dual boot setup on which I installed Windows 7 onto XP (So I installed XP then windows 7)
But now I want to change XP to Ubuntu. I know how to dual boot but I'm not sure weather XP will still be recorded on some random database thingy.
If that makes any sense...
And one more thing, I have two caviar blues, exactly the same model, how do I know the one I'm installing linux on isn't one I installed 7 on?
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To answer your 2nd question, when you format the hdd or edit hdd information, you can rename the volumes.
    
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Thanks, now for an answer to the first question...

Thanks, but how do you do that? In the bios? Cause the only time I want to format is when I'm installing Ubuntu.
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Thanks, now for an answer to the first question...

Thanks, but how do you do that? In the bios? Cause the only time I want to format is when I'm installing Ubuntu.
You can rename them by Start> Computer> Right click on Hard Drive> Rename

You know which hdd is which by looking into its folders within the harddrive. If it has "programs" or "windows", its most likely its the windows drive. But the os can probably be on both drives if you didnt install it correctly. Its all according to what/how many Partitions you made with a single or both hdds


Gona take a shoot with first question: Why don't you just go to Ubuntu, format all hdds, raid-0 both hdds together, then install ubuntu and windows (xp or 7 or both), just make sure to make 2 or 3 partitions and name them according to their OS
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K, and the answer to the first question? Sigh, I'll just have to test it out
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Just install it over XP.
    
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