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Windows 7: duel hdd operating system

03 Dec 2010   #11
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

For a long time I was running Fedora/Windows XP on seperate drives. It works quite well, as GRUB (Linux),or MBR (Windows) takes care of loading. The issue arises when you pull one of the drives. It can cause a no hard drive error. It is easy to fix, but like others have said it keeps the OS's seperate from one another. You can of course still see them from the different OS's


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03 Dec 2010   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
For a long time I was running Fedora/Windows XP on seperate drives. It works quite well, as GRUB (Linux),or MBR (Windows) takes care of loading. The issue arises when you pull one of the drives. It can cause a no hard drive error. It is easy to fix, but like others have said it keeps the OS's seperate from one another. You can of course still see them from the different OS's
If you read the conversation, it is about how to boot via the BIOS - without GRUB or a Windows-managed Dual Boot.

This leaves the HD's free to come and go as you please, and in the case of Linux no GRUB corruption of Win7.
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03 Dec 2010   #13
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
For a long time I was running Fedora/Windows XP on seperate drives. It works quite well, as GRUB (Linux),or MBR (Windows) takes care of loading. The issue arises when you pull one of the drives. It can cause a no hard drive error. It is easy to fix, but like others have said it keeps the OS's seperate from one another. You can of course still see them from the different OS's
If you read the conversation, it is about how to boot via the BIOS - without GRUB or a Windows-managed Dual Boot.

This leaves the HD's free to come and go as you please, and in the case of Linux no GRUB corruption of Win7.
Got ya! I must have skimmed right by that
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03 Dec 2010   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

duel hdd operating system

Is that anything like "Dueling Banjos"?
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09 Dec 2010   #15
toppergraph

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

answered
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09 Dec 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toppergraph View Post
answered


Hello again, does this mean you found a solution?
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10 Dec 2010   #17
toppergraph

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

yes but not the driver problems, hopefully i`ll learn enough over the next few months to sort and i will tackle te printer driver first whe i have a bit more time.

thanks again all.
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10 Dec 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you're having driver issues click here to start a thread at the driver forum.
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