[FredLUG] Linux and SATA question.
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 15:37:50 EST 2007
On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 14:29 -0500, William Oakes wrote:
> One of my systems, a Gateway 700GS, is entirely SATA based. At present I
> have WinXP on the boot drive, and a second drive containing data. I was
> thinking of adding a third SATA drive and loading Linux on it. Is it
> possible to make this configuration a duel boot system? How would I go
> about it?
> Would I install GRUB on the original WinXP drive and point it to the boot
> sector on the Linux drive, or on the Linux drive and point it towards the XP
> drive, or is either feasible?
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
My choice would be to install it on the boot sector on the original
WinXP drive (probably seen as /dev/sda in the Linux installer when you
get around to it). I would expect /dev/sdb to be your data drive
and /dev/sdc to be the new drive, which you could partition for Linux.
I don't have any SATA machines at home currently (they're all several
years old, except for this laptop), but I think GRUB can deal with this
> PS, it's great talking to you all on IRC/#fredlug.
Back atcha. ;-)
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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