Dual Booting 7/Ubunut off separate HDs

October 27, 2010 at 22:02:37
Specs: Windows 7
I've recently decided I want to venture into the world of Ubuntu systems. Currently running windows 7 on an SSD and a separate HD for storage. Most installation guides i see imply partitioning your windows drive for ubuntu installation is how to do it, and while I realize this is a silly question I need personal verification. Just installing ubuntu on the second HD, with properly allocated space of course, would work in the same fashion right? Or would this create some strange problem that I am not aware of?

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October 28, 2010 at 13:48:21
I would suggest that you consider a virtual machine instead. Your W7 on SSD would fly.

Anyway.

The way I dual boot is to use the bios selection for the primary boot device. That way the installer thinks the one you picked is the one it will put grub on. That way you simply either change bios each time to select OS or use the boot selector key.

Other users may suggest wubi and you are free to try it. It will over-write your windows 7 boot but that can be changed later.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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