Quote: Originally Posted by whs
Quote: Originally Posted by patio
Or you could simply enter the BIOS at boot time to determine which drive you want to boot to...
This works, but only if you have an independent boot record on each drive. To accomplish that you have to physically disconnect drives B and C whilst you are installing on drive A - etc.
I personally like this method of installation and switching the OS via the BIOS boot sequence. No mess with the boot record and when you want to uninstall one system, you need not fumble with the boot record either. But you have to open the box and pull the appropriate wires during the installation of each OS. I guess it is either that or EasyBCD.
The other reason this is a cleaner setup i forgot to mention...it also makes imaging your drives and seperate OS's much easier.
I have XP; Vistax64 and Windows 7 setup this way.
If one of these installs gets wonked i am 15 minutes away from being back up and running because my images contain only that OS's files and the contents of that HDD...
Try accomplishing that with an image of a dual-boot setup.
But to each his own...there's always more than one way to do things.