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Windows 7: Dual boot w7 and linux drive letter problem.

29 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Dual boot w7 and linux drive letter problem.

I'm using multiple hard drives to install both fedora and w7. I've followed this online tutorial exactly:
Dual-booting Fedora 14 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drives

The problem I seem to be facing is on the "Add a new Entry Step". His secondary OS partition has a drive letter assigned to it and I do not. I've gone into computer management and have tried to assign a drive letter to either of my secondary OS's hard drive partitions and it will not let me.

Am I missing something? All I need is the boot loader to link to my second hard drive when the second option (OS) is chosen.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2011   #2


Best when using separate HD's to boot via the BIOS, to keep HD's independent and avoid GRUB corruption of Win7.

In your case with two HD's I'd unplug the Win7 Dual Booted HD to install Fedora, set first to boot in BIOS.

After install, plug back in Win7 HD, set preferred HD as first to boot in BIOS, boot other OS HD using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2011   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I second that motion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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